NEW ORLEANS (WCCO) – The Saints are looking for a win against the Vikings Sunday because it’s their home opener and they’re 0-2.
The Vikings want a win for different reasons.READ MORE: Man Shot In Neck During Shootout In St. Paul, Police Say
Several Vikings fans could be seen over the weekend on Bourbon Street. Some wore Adrian Peterson jerseys, showing support for the embattled All-Pro running back accused of child abuse.
“I support Adrian Peterson 100 percent,” one fan said. “As a parent, I’ve messed up many times, maybe disciplining my child or doing something I wasn’t supposed to do, but we mess up as parents.”
Other fans didn’t see it that way.READ MORE: Alexis Saborit Now Charged With 1st-Degree Murder In Girlfriend's Beheading
“I do have an AP jersey,” one man said, “and I chose not to wear it.”
That fan said the pictures of the spanking bothered him.
Peterson told police he spanked his 4-year-old son with a tree branch in May.
After being indicted and losing many corporate sponsors, Peterson was banned from all Vikings team activities until the situation is resolved in court.MORE NEWS: 3 Shootings In Minneapolis Leave 6 Injured, 2 Critically
We’ll see how his absence affects the team on Sunday.