New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is already in hot water with his state’s football fans after he was shown hugging Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones following the NFL team’s playoff win last weekend.
Now the potential 2016 contender may have offended Philadelphia residents, too.
New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro recently overheard Christie say that “these Philadelphia fans, they are the worst in America.”
Residents of the southern part of Christie’s state also tend to root for the Philadelphia Eagles. Barbaro reported that the governor was angered after Philadelphia fans booed and shouted at him during a Cowboys-Eagles game he attended last month.
But Christie reportedly said fans of the New York Giants, who play home games in northern New Jersey, were much more pleasant — so perhaps there’s a ray of hope for a truce in this clash of loyalties.
This post has been updated.
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