Chicago Beats wide receiver Brandon Marshall had a creative response to a follower on social media throwing insults his way.
Marshall challenged a Detroit Lions fan who trolled him on Instagram to step into the ring with him and fight with a $25,000 payout offered as a prize if he won.
I give you 5k to get in a ring with me.
— BEAST (@BMarshall) November 13, 2014
Marshall exchanged in a series of tweets after the fan brought up Marshall’s statement last year calling the Lions a little brother of the Bears.
The Lions fan also insulted the receiver’s mother with one of his tweets.
Marshall’s first Twitter challenge to the fan was to step into the ring with him for $5,000. Then he said that if he lost he would give the fan an additional $10,000, but if Marshall won, the fan would have to perform 100 hours of community service at an orphanage.
The Lions fan responded by asked for $25,000 to fight in Detroit. Marshall agreed to do so but wanted an apology to his mother.
The fan offered no reply for a while before tweeting that he would fight only if the Bears (3-6) won three more games this season. At that point, the Lions backer went private with his Twitter account.
Marshall told ESPN.com that the money would go to charity.
The Lions lead the NFC North with a 7-2 record and the Bears are in last place in the division.