Jan 16, 2011
The NFL/NFLPA labor dispute is getting serious. Barring a change, the league is set to lock out the players on March 3, 2011.
[format] In the meantime, the NFLPA is declaring January 18th to be #LETUSPLAY Day. It is the NFLPA’s effort to keep fans abreast of the NFLPA’s views concerning the lockout, and what the fans can do to help make sure that football continues beyond March 3rd. [/format]
Fans looking to get involved will have the chance to show their support of the players via numerous social media channels.
[quotes]For fans looking to help via Twitter — “Today is #LETUSPLAY Day. Help #NFL Players & Fans #BlocktheLockout. Visit NFLLockout.com and sign the Petition. RT This!”
For fans looking to help via Facebook — “Today is LET US PLAY Day. Help NFL Players and Fans Block the Lockout. Visit NFLLockout.com and sign the Petition.”
Fans will also be able to participate in a #LETUSPLAY chat with former NFL player Kevin Mawae and various active players on Facebook and Twitter throughout the day. Furthermore, players will be fielding questions from fans, and answering those questions on the NFLPA’s official Ustream and YouTube pages.
[format] With fans running out of time to make their voices heard in the NFL’s labor dispute, #LETUSPLAY day seems like a great opportunity for casual and hardcore fans to at the very least get information and hear directly from the players themselves. [/format]
Don’t waste the opportunity.