The rapper - real name Marshall Mathers III - tweeted at the AAF on Monday asking the league to consider allowing its players to fight.
DEAR @THEAAF,PLEASE ENTERTAIN THIS THOUGHT REGARDING THE @AAFIRON @AAFEXPRESS GAME: ALLOWING THE PLAYERS TO ACTUALLY FIGHT WOULD BE KEY TO LEAGUE’S SUCCESS LIKE HOCKEY, I WOULD WATCH EVERY GAME (EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NO DETROIT TEAM YET - HINT). DON'T BLOW IT.SINCERELY,MARSHALL
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) March 26, 2019
Former NFL and CFL quarterback Johnny Manziel, who recently signed with the AAF's Memphis Express, responded to Mathers' tweet soon after.
I got you 🐐 t.co/oNXEErCxHD
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) March 26, 2019
AAF co-founder and CEO Charlie Ebersol also responded - not to Mathers' fighting request, but to his desire for a Detroit team.
Detroit is not a bad idea for a future franchise. Let me know if you want in on it.
— Charlie Ebersol (@CharlieEbersol) March 26, 2019
Manziel made his AAF debut Sunday night in the Express' 31-25 overtime victory over the Birmingham Iron. At one point during the game, a mic'd-up Manziel could be heard swearing and talking trash to an Iron player.
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