Social Media has many beneficial uses but is also a place where unwarranted hate and abuse can fester, in particular for celebrities who receive thousands of daily interactions of despicable nature.
This concept is not unfamiliar, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' even has a segment named "Mean Tweets" dedicated to Sports stars reading some of the awful fan comments they receive each day, however it is rather gratifying when an athlete calls out an abuser.
Especially in the way which Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has decided to deal with his latest Twitter troll, he has offered to fight a man after the Lions fan left some rather insulting comments about Marshall's mother on his Instagram.
It started when the Bears wideout referred to the Detroit Lions as his 'little brother' and was instantly barraged with abuse from Detroit faithful.
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Athlete v Fan
Marshall was infuriated with the trolls comments about his mother and demanded to take justice into his own hands, he instantly responded by offering the Lions fan $5,000 to fight him in the ring, also if he won, his opposition would have to serve 100 hours in an orphanage.
The Bears star would not let the conversation drop and explained how he would offer an extra $10k if he lost the fight.
The fan would later respond and attempt to up the price for the contest, Marshall dully obliged and agreed to $25,000 for the bout and that the man would have to apologise to his mother if he were to lose.
Keep an eye out for any more developments on the fight as one thing the fan has learned, you never insult someones mother.
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