In case you didn't know, yesterday was dubbed national Chick-fil-A appreciation day by Mike Huckabee. Webb Simpson and Stewart Cink tweeted about how much they love the chain restaurant. Which obviously has a double meaning since the Chick-fil-A's,Dan Cathy, publicly spoke out against same-sex unions two weeks ago. Whatever their beliefs this was not a smart decision on Cink and Simpson's parts IMO. When you're a sports figure, a brand, better to keep this stuff to yourself and avoid the hassle. Don't think it's a good idea to polarize yourself. On the other hand maybe you'll see a Chick-fil-A logo on the side of their hats this week.
Here's an article on Webb
Simpson took to Twitter in defense of Chick-fil-A on Tuesday night, dropping himself into the middle of the recent controversy that's swirled around the restaurant president's opposition to same-sex marraige.
Simpson, who describes himself as a "*sinner* loved by a savior" on his Twitter profile, tweeted out a few articles that supported the chain. Then, after a little blow-back, he followed up with a tweet of his own that tried really hard to seem apolitical:
It didn't work.
Simpson took some flack and seemed a little hurt by it: "I have nothing against anyone," Simpson tweeted. "No singling out any group or person. I jut love to discuss big issues with people and some people IMMEDIATELY...get so mad before coming up with their thoughts on an issue. Is it wrong to like a well thought out opinion of some current event??...I love good, deep convo with peeps I dont know. But why is it that a lot of people's first defense of an opinion useless anger?"
Webb, meet the Web. We get the feeling this might be Simpson's last foray into the politics of tweets, which would probably save his sponsors some indigestion.
Cink also received a lot of backlash for his Tweet: