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.
— Alicia Love (@AliciaLove) July 26, 2012
Personally I’ve always disliked Tim Thomas, ever since he took his stance against the Canucks winning a Stanley Cup in 2011.
— Wyatt Arndt (@TheStanchion) July 26, 2012
So Tim Thomas supports a traditional interpretation of marriage but not a traditional interpretation of contracts. — Jason Schwartz (@SchwartzHub) July 26, 2012
Amazing 2 words make all difference in the world: if Tim Thomas had said I stand behind Chick-Fil-A’s waffle fries I’d be right there w/him — Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) July 27, 2012
I hate to promote Haggerty, but this tweet was gold.
Even more impressed by Tim Thomas’ Stanley Cup goal tending after recent news that he is cripplingly short-sighted.
— KatieEllen Humphries (@MsKatieEllen) July 27, 2012
So Tim Thomas will respect what “marriage” is, but he wont respect what a “contract” is.
— Hockey Pains (@HockeyPains) July 27, 2012
Tim Thomas stands with Chick-Fil-A — so THAT’s why he didn’t want to pump another man’s tires. — Charles Demers (@charliedemers) July 26, 2012
Tim Thomas aligning himself with a corporation that shares his views is equally shocking to xenophobes ripping Alex Semin. #DogBitesMan
— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) July 26, 2012
Out of context, Tim Thomas declaring, “I stand with Chick-Fil-A” may be one of the funniest things ever.
— Matthew L Price (@CoachMattPrice) July 27, 2012
Hey guys remember 2y ago in the Stanley Cup Final when people thought I was the crazy goalie?Well I still might be, but NOT the craziest one
—Strombone (@strombone1) July 26, 2012
I think we can all agree: Luongo wins.
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