The best tweets about Tim Thomas’s support of Chick-Fil-A

There was a time when Tim Thomas was the everyman hero, the blue collar  journeyman who didn’t make his first NHL start until the age of 28, only to become a Vezina, Conn Smythe, and Stanley Cup winner. Now he’s known more for his extremely conservative, right wing political viewpoints that he shares on Facebook and refuses to talk about with the media.

His latest Facebook post sees him supporting Chick-Fil-A, the chicken sandwich restaurant chain whose owner has recently ignited controversy with his anti-gay-marriage comments. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, really. Given the other political viewpoints Thomas has espoused on his Facebook, it’s pretty much a given that he would be against gay marriage.

This is, of course, a serious issue that deserves serious consideration and serious discussion. But not from Pass it to Bulis. Instead, I’m just going to share the many, many hilarious things that people said on Twitter in response to Thomas’s Facebook post.

 

 

I hate to promote Haggerty, but this tweet was gold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think we can all agree: Luongo wins.

 

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15 comments

  1. bc
    July 26, 2012

    Luongo always wins!

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    • Kenji
      July 27, 2012

      Lu’s tweets are so full of win, they should play goal in the playoffs! Gonna miss this guy’

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    • Mr F
      July 27, 2012

      * GAME 7 not included

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    • Rob
      July 29, 2012

      Except when it comes to winning the cup.

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  2. peanutflower
    July 27, 2012

    random thought, can a gay person be pro-NRA? or are they mutually exclusive? Anyway, I used to love Tim and what I thought were his free-wheelin’ eccentricities, but now that I know he’s just like every other gun-totin’ red neck ignorant US republican he no my friend anymore.

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  3. Collin
    July 27, 2012

    “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times”
    -Luongo Fan

    Can’t Aquilini just split the team in two and give Cory and Lu each a starting job? One team can use the current .com web address and the other could use .net. Is this so hard to figure out?

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  4. Knight of Cydonia
    July 27, 2012

    Internet gold…

    But I don’t see Luongo’s tweet, just some guy named Strombone…

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  5. REM
    July 27, 2012

    I’m torn on this one. On one level I have to think his views are redneck and as dumb as can be. On the other I think who gives a good rat’s a_ _ what Tim Thomas thinks about anything. It’s not like his opinion is going to influence mine, and anybody who’s opinion is formed by what some hockey player thinks shoudl have their right to an opinion revoked!

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  6. Dustin Byfuglien
    July 27, 2012

    I stand with McDonalds, Burger King, Wendys, Fatburger, Dairy Queen…

    http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2012/7/23/3177732/dustin-byfuglien-fat-winnipeg-jets

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  7. akidd
    July 27, 2012

    that’s what thomas says but i’m guessing his moustache might have a different opinion.

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  8. VanFan85
    July 27, 2012

    Who the heck cares what organization or political party Tim Thomas (or anybody else for that matter) is affiliated with or “stands behind/beside” his political and religious beliefs are his business and and not ours. Let the man spout his right wing redneck agenda, its not like anybody is really listening anyway.

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  9. Our Hobo Senator
    July 27, 2012

    Does his hat really say Meatfly?

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  10. Bob
    July 28, 2012

    LOUUUUUUUU!

    Even if keeping Lou meant never winning the cup (which it DOESN’T, of course) I’d WAY rather stick with our boy, Bobby, than win with a guy like Thomas. That guy is a complete jackass.

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  11. Dave
    July 29, 2012

    Meatfly!! A Czech brand, they do winter snow gear :D

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  12. DanD
    July 29, 2012

    One time where it might be prudent to defend a Chick-Fil-A: in the midst of a large scale Zombie epidemic. Perhaps Thomas knows something we don’t?

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