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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: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 9:37 pm

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

FreeneyBlitz..... You are the kind of person I am talking about.  Those that live in glass houses, shouldn't throw stones.   Peace?   You call someone a hood rat and then say peace?     Grow up.

Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 9:35 pm

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

Hey Vince,agree with you on society being fooled, nobody seems to get that were headed for a class war, rich vs. poor. As far as black and white,don't think so... Jamarcus russell is a perfect example of over paying for "talent" and owners need to be careful. Black white or chinese the whole system is out of whack...And we the people"fans" are responsible!!!

Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 9:18 pm

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

Chris Johnon needs to learn how to speak so others can understand him. He sounds like a moron with zero education, yes, he is a great running back, but don't look for him to do much after football other than stroke is already inflated ego.

I say make him wait and give him a one year tender, eventually he will get injured and be worth ZIP... then all the "fake fans" will move on to the next running back that Tennessee signes.

Its pathetic, he is another mouth piece, and doesn't even know the english language enough to sound like an intelligent human being. He sounds like a hood rat, and needs to be treated like one.


Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 9:17 pm

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

Have we, as a society, not learned anything about racism and bigotry in the last 100 years?  The storyline changes yet we still hear the same arguments from each "side" that haven't changed.  Chris Johnson should be paid more money based on the state of the NFL economy.  He has proven his worth and abilities to be compensated for his work compared to the rest of the league.  The owners have the opportunity to cut players at their whim, so it stands to reason that those that can be paid for their skills ought to.   On the other hand, Chris Johnson is acting like a child.  Turning his negotiations into a public social media soap opera is disgraceful.  It's a sad state of affairs when these extremely well paid athletes turn against the fans that pay their salary.   I could easily post comments that side with either the Titans or Chris Johnson.  I could easily write about white versus black.  It is high time we stop making race the issue.  We aren't talking about a seat at a lunch counter.  We aren't talking about different bathrooms.  We are talking about a man that wants to be paid more money for the job that he does.  I am sure that every one of you that reads these posts thinks you ought to be paid more money for what you do.  The problem is that Chris Johnson is acting like a child.  Be a MAN, show up to work and negotiate while you practice with your TEAM.   If you notice, the last 4 sentences have NOTHING to do with race.  For your ignorant people ranting and raving about racism and calling people names, grow up.   Yes, I'm pointing the finger at both black people whining about racism for a man making millions and the bigots slinging mud.    It's 2011.... wake up...grow up...  

Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 9:15 pm

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

I believe Vince is actually chinese

Since: Aug 20, 2010
Posted on: August 31, 2011 9:03 pm

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

Hey Vince, it's not a black/white thing, the fact is Johnson isn't at the level to DEMAND a huge paycheck yet.

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 9:03 pm

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

Vince, stop trying to stir up a racist argument here. I'm sick and tired of the race card being played by people at every opportunity. Knock it off !

Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 8:53 pm

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

I didn't hear any complaining when McNabb signed his $100M deal.

Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 8:52 pm

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

Dumb hood rat will break down within two years ( all RBs do...hellooooo Terell Davis) so why give his punk ass half the money he is asking for? He'll just waste it on lawyers fees and strippers.

Since: Jun 23, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 8:52 pm

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

you are a racist race baiting idiot bigot...I HATE bigots like you....hope you perish in a slow death you slime of earth

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