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Chicken Too Tasty': Detroit Lions Linebacker Says He'd Still Eat Chick-fil-A Even if They Supported Slavery

“So people not gon get the best chicken sammich and lemonade on the planet because of a personal belief? Word?"

Wide receiver Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints is tackled by outside linebacker Justin Durant #52 (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Though he normally sticks to tackling offensive players, Detroit Lions linebacker Justin Durant on Wednesday decided to instead tackle the ongoing controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A and the restaurant's decision to back traditional marriage. Somehow, the football star ended up saying he would still support the fast food chain even if they came out in support of slavery.

The football star went on Twitter yesterday -- "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" -- and, innocently enough, asked his followers "what happened" with Chick-fil-A? As the replies came pouring in, Durant expressed his disbelief that there was any controversy at all.

“Chick-Fil-A not even open on Sunday how people shocked that the owner feels that way?” Durant Tweeted, referring to the restaurant's backing of traditional marriage.

He also questioned why people would let someone's personal beliefs factor into their meal decisions. “So people not gon get the best chicken sammich and lemonade on the planet because of a personal belief? Word?” he tweeted.

At one point, someone asked him if he would boycott Chick-fil-A "if the owner came out and said slavery was a good idea." His response: “Chicken too tasty.”

To be fair, it is highly, if not 100 percent unlikely that Durant, a black man, would still support Chick-fil-A if they advocated for slavery. If anything, it speaks more poorly on the gentleman who chose to bring slavery into the conversation.

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(h/t: CBS Detroit)

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