Quarterback Johnny Manziel says he and his representatives have asked the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a “fair deal” and that he’ll sell more jerseys and tickets than the value of his contract.

Manziel used Twitter on Wednesday to refute a TSN report that there is a significant gap between his contract demands and what the Ticats, who own his negotiation list rights, are offering.

TSN responded looking for a clarification and Manziel got back to them on Thursday, though some of them have since been deleted.

https://twitter.com/JManziel2/status/959136249033494528

A Hamilton fan got involved in the conversation and Manziel responded to him as well.

https://twitter.com/JManziel2/status/959137354261901312

Manziel, whose agent hinted that he was looking for a contract similar to what former starter Zach Collaros earned last season – in excess of $500,000 – says he’s looking for a “fair deal” (whatever that means.)

The fan made reference to what rookies in the CFL earn – TSN reported the Ticats have offered $150,000 per season, plus incentives – but Manziel says he has the ability to generate additional revenue for the club.

https://twitter.com/JManziel2/status/959140425637486597

Manziel does not appear to be winning this particular fan over…

https://twitter.com/JManziel2/status/959146824966668288

The fan got in the last word, and it was a good one.

Then former Eskimos and current Riders Canadian running back Aaron Milton responded to Manziel.

Milton clarified he did not call Manziel a bum.

https://twitter.com/AMilt10/status/959166843201126400

https://twitter.com/AMilt10/status/959168423614992384

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Drew Edwards has covered the CFL for 10 seasons and is the founder and editor of 3DownNation. Beard in the photo not exactly as shown.