Mick Warner says AFL players would lose all bargaining power if they rule out striking

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Patrick Dangerfield said on Wednesday that players would rule nothing out.

Patrick Dangerfield said on Wednesday that players would rule nothing out.

AFL players would be silly to bow to public pressure and rule out a strike, says Mick Warner.

The 3AW Football commentator said they'd lose all bargaining power if they did.

The league and its players are at loggerheads over the latest CBA, with players wanting a bigger slice of the pie.

Brownlow medallist Patrick Dangerfield reiterated on Wednesday that "nothing" had been ruled out by the players.

However, some argue they'll lose public support by striking.

Mick Warner told Sports Today that while nobody wants a strike - including the players - they had to remain firm if they wanted to get a result.

"Whether you're a nurse, or firefighter, or anyone, it doesn't make sense to take that option (striking) off the table, because otherwise you're pretty much left with no power at the table," he explained.

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