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Just one word is enough for Vikes fans at Capitol to burst into song

Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem talked about his encounter with a group of diehard fans.

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For all of the serious finger-pointing going on at the Capitol, there are moments of humor, too.

Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem, for example, said that late last week he was wandering down a Capitol corridor when he encountered a group of those purple-jerseyed, purple-faced, sword-carrying Vikings fans.

“I saw them and I said, ‘Skol…’ ” he said. “They just picked it up. … ‘Skol, Vikings, let’s win the game’ … Felt like I was leading the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.”

“Skol Vikings” has been the fight song of the football team since its early years:

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Skol Vikings, let’s win this game

Skol Vikings, honor your name

Got get that first down

Then get a touchdown,

Rock ’em, sock ’em

Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!

Given events of the weekend, in which a fringe player is alleged to have beaten a man to a pulp at a party, it might be a song Viking fans lobbying legislators might want to set aside for a spell.