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Lions' Iannuzzi says players have no choice but to strike

TSN.ca Staff

6/11/2014 7:42:37 PM

With the CFL and its players set to have a ratification vote on a new labour deal on Thursday, one CFLer doesn't seem to be on board.

Marco Iannuzzi, a wide receiver for the B.C. Lions, took to Twitter to vent his frustrations with the latest negotiations.

Iannuzzi said, through a series of Tweets, that after speaking to confidants within the MLB Players Association and NFL Players Association, he feels the players "have been taken advantage of" during negotiations.

"Now, after these #CollectiveBullyingNegotiations we have no choice but to strike for what is #fair," said Iannuzzi. "My apologies to all those who will be affected; stadium staffs, other businesses reliant on gameday revenue & of course to you fans."

Sources say the players will vote electronically on Thursday while the CFL's board of governors will vote on the deal on Friday.

The new deal includes a $5 million salary cap, well below the $6.24 million the CFLPA was asking for.