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Chris Johnson tells 'fake Titans fans' to 'STFU'

Posted on: August 31, 2011 2:45 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Earlier on Wednesday, we brought you the story of the MRI that Arian Foster posted on Twitter. This drew some attention. But probably not as much attention as Chris Johnson's string of tweets on Wednesday afternoon that were directed at 'fake Titans fans.'

"Can these fake Titan fans STFU on my timeline I don't have a regular job so don't compare me to you and I can care less if uthink I'm greedy," Johnson tweeted.

For those not down with the hip language that the kids use, "STFU" is a non-too-friendly request for someone to "shut the [expletive] up. (The really cool kids, like me, have moved on to saying "Shut the front door!" but that's neither here nor there.)

If you're a real Titans fan and feel offended because of Johnson's tweets, you shouldn't. He still loves you.

"If you was a real fan my tweet would not bother you it only make the fake fans upset," Johnson added later, while also tweeting "Luv the real fans."

Chris Johnson's Holdout

Obviously, these tweets are related to Johnson's contract situation -- he's currently holding out for what I like to call "Manning money," and won't be satisfied until the Titans make him not just the highest-paid running back in the NFL, but one of the highest-paid players in the NFL.

We've covered most of this ground already. If you want a primer on why Johnson shouldn't get paid the amount of money he wants from Tennessee, you should absolutely read my colleague Ryan Wilson's excellent breakdown on the situation.

It's also abundantly clear that the Titans can't/won't trade Johnson. And we know that Johnson isn't a great candidate to cave and just show up for work until the Titans actually satisfy his demands for more money.

But this latest social-media barrage is indicative of a guy who's extremely frustrated with his situation -- the Titans may eventually pay Johnson the amount of money he wants, but by flailing out at fans on Twitter, whether they be "real" or "fake," Johnson isn't doing himself any favors in terms of showing how calm he's taking the negotiating process.

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Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2011 10:19 am

Chris Johnson tells 'fake Titans fans' to 'STFU'

Kick this joker out of the league for being too stupid for his own good. To tell the fans STFU is truly the epitome of "dumbest". Congrats Chris you win the Idiot of the Century Award. You'll be counting pennies soon enough!

Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2011 9:58 am

Chris Johnson tells 'fake Titans fans' to 'STFU'

F this scum bag thug!  in 10 years He'll be broke no matter how much money he makes now.  he'll be flipping bugers and blaming the government and the NFLPA for why he has no more money 

Since: Aug 25, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2011 9:40 am

Chris Johnson tells 'fake Titans fans' to 'STFU'

I hate (strong word, I know) the hold-outs. It is a greed thing. You are tell ing me that a couple mill is not enought to run a football in thre NFL, come on! Also irf he gets hurt or has a bad year can the team hold-out and pay him less. The contract is just that the contract, if you do not like how the orginization handled you then do not resign there. The pre-madona stuff needs to stop. You said the team can cut you is true but then still have to pay you whatever was in your contract as stated. The Raiders are still paying a QB not to be mentioned that hasnt thrown a pass in two years fot them. This is not a time to side with the player bc he signed a contract that the team would have to honor if he sucked so he should play if he exceeds. Also the FAKE fan tweet makes me think he thinks he is bigger then the game. The Titans and the NFL will go on without him. He was part of a bad Titan team and showes his attitude might be part of the problem (a me guy). C Johnson the real fans are the Tennesse fans and they want you to stop tweeting and play, The CJ fans care what you say. They love their team, you should respect that.

Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: September 1, 2011 9:37 am

Chris Johnson tells 'fake Titans fans' to 'STFU'

You're right Chris, you don't have a regular job and most of us can't afford to buy $25,000 gold fronts.  You obviously don't care about the fans that buy your jersey or root for you every week.  So "do you" and rip your fans and team for not paying you, cuz I think you'll be in jail in about 3 years. 

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2011 9:36 am

Chris Johnson tells 'fake Titans fans' to 'STFU'

Real fans?  You mean those of us that are finding it harder and harder to afford to go to games because of tool bags like you that come out every year and have to be the next highest paid player?  Eat me Johnson.  I hope they make you sit an entire season.

Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2011 9:11 am

Chris Johnson tells 'fake Titans fans' to 'STFU'

Make this FOOL sit out the season!! 

Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2011 9:09 am

Chris Johnson tells 'fake Titans fans' to 'STFU'

The only folks praying right now are America's English teachers.  Can Twitter come out with a "grammar-check" feature?  Sweet Jesus.......

Since: Jul 1, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2011 9:08 am

Chris Johnson tells 'fake Titans fans' to 'STFU'

That is why he is holding out, because RB's careers are short and they do need to get while in their prime.
HE may be going about it wrong but you really have to side with the player this time. With the way teams can cut you when they want unless stated in the contract otherwise. Manning money may be a little much, but he is due a hefty raise. At the same time a contarct was signed, but as I stated above, underpaid for what he has a accomplished.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2011 9:03 am

Chris Johnson tells 'fake Titans fans' to 'STFU'

Why can't these guys just shut up and play football?

Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: September 1, 2011 8:48 am

Chris Johnson tells 'fake Titans fans' to 'STFU'

Hey chris Johnson ....Go out and break a leg! You piece of gheto trash. If you could not run fast you would be working at Popeyes chiccken and selling weed....You rotten toothed piece of garbage.   No matter how much $$$ you make it will all be gone with in 10 years of your career ending anyway. idiot.

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