Did Eminem just become the most well known Alliance of American Football fan?
Could the popular Detroit rapper become a part of the league?
On Monday night, Eminem (born Marshall Mathers) took to Twitter to pitch an idea he came up with while watching the Memphis Express beat the Birmingham Iron Sunday night.
During the game, things got chippy between the Eastern Conference rivals on a couple of occasions. Most notably, Express quarterback Johnny Manziel (who was mic’d up for the television broadcast) was overheard talking trash to a Birmingham defender. A couple of plays later, some minor pushing and shoving ensued.
There weren’t any real fights that broke out, but that’s where Eminem thinks the AAF has gone wrong. He addressed the league with a tweet, pitching the idea that players should be allowed to fight, much like the way things sometimes play out during hockey games.
“I would watch every game (even though there is no Detroit team yet – hint),” read part of his tweet.
Eminem also referenced the fact that there is not an AAF team in his native Detroit, to which league co-founder and CEO Charlie Ebersol responded by tweeting, “Detroit is not a bad idea for a future franchise. Let me know if you want in on it.”
Later, Manziel himself chimed in with a response to Eminem’s tweet, replying simply with, “I got you (goat emoji).”