Green Bay Packers tight end Jared Cook said he went to a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant earlier this week for some chicken wings, but he ended up being served a part of the bird that he didn't expect — a head.

On Friday morning, Cook tweeted a picture of a fried chicken head with its beak agape on a fork on top of what appears to be a Buffalo Wild Wings wrapper. By midday, Cook's post had been retweeted and liked more than 4,000 times on the social network with numerous incredulous comments.

"This happened Tuesday when I went to eat @BWWings How Sway? How?" he wrote.

("How Sway?" is a Kanye West reference which is basically the equivalent of asking how something is possible.)

He said in a follow-up tweet: "tongue, eyes, and beak all present. With extra seasoning." He didn't give the location of the Buffalo Wild Wings.

In a statement provided to the Star Tribune, the Golden Valley-based chicken chain said, "Buffalo Wild Wings takes food preparation, service and quality extremely seriously and we are looking into this situation. We've reached out to Jared Cook and our suppliers for more information."

A spokesperson for the Green Bay Packers wasn't immediately available Friday afternoon for comment. Cook was recently sidelined after he sprained his ankle in a game last month against the Detroit Lions.

In response to a question on Twitter about what the restaurant staff said after he alerted them to the problem, Cook tweeted that they said: "sorry unfortunately this happens because the chicken is fresh."

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