Chris Long: John Lennon was a bad guy

May 09, 2018, 07:38 IST | IANS

Chris Long was responding to a Twitter challenge where he was supposed to state a "controversial yet unproblematic opinion"

The Beatles legend John Lennon was a "bad guy", says National Football League star Chris Long. Long was responding to a Twitter challenge where he was supposed to state a "controversial yet unproblematic opinion", reports tmz.com.

"John Lennon was a bad guy," Long wrote. "John Lennon was a bad guy and if this makes you mad unfollow me," he added. Asked why he felt this way, Long responded: "It's easier for me because I don't care for the Beatles. I don't feel a need to cape for an abuser."

Long was referring to Lennon's admission that he physically abused women -- a topic he touched upon during a 1980 Playboy interview. In fact, his first wife, Cynthia, wrote a book and said Lennon once slapped her on the face.

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