NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans running back Chris Johnson seems to be finding out about the downside of Twitter during his contract holdout.
Johnson tweeted Wednesday to “fake Titan fans” to shut up. Fans are calling him greedy and saying his demands are too high.
Johnson went on to write, “I don't have a regular job so don't compare me to you and I can care less if u think I'm greedy.”
He earlier tweeted his thanks to people praying for him through his “situation.”
Johnson has more than 441,000 followers on Twitter. He has refused to report until he gets a new contract.
On Wednesday, Nashville's News 2 spoke with Titans' fans to get their opinion on Johnson's Twitter rant.
“I think he's being greedy about holding out this is a lot of money, a lot of people don't make this kind of money and he should just bask in the glory and take it,” Myron Cantrell said.
Fans also took to popular social networks to voice their opinions on the infamous tweets.
Phillip J wrote, “CJ is greedy… he has no loyalty to the team. He is small and fast but doesn't come close to being the best ever at running back. Boo CJ.”
Hope Blackman added, “If I'm a fake fan, don't play for my team.”
While many disagreed with Johnson's statements, some Titans' fans took to Nashville's News 2's Facebook with words of support.
Kim Smith posted, “If he signs with the Titans you all will be the first ones cheesing from ear-to-ear, wanting to shake his hand and wanting an autograph.”
Johnson tweeted later in the day that Titans' fans are taking his tweets the wrong way and that he has a love for them.
The Titans have previously said they are willing to make Johnson the highest paid running back in NFL history, but no deal has been reached.
The Titans' opener is September 11 in Jacksonville.
*The Associated Press contributed to this report.