MILWAUKEE (AP) — Another ballpark brouhaha for Chris Christie.
Carrying a basket of nachos, the New Jersey governor was caught on video confronting a Chicago Cubs fan during Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The video circulating on Twitter showed Christie leaning over to nearly get in the man’s face at Miller Park, holding the order of nachos in his left hand.
“You’re a big shot,” Christie says before walking down the stairs. It was not known what caused the tiff.
Christie was loudly booed on July 18 at Citi Field in New York after snagging a foul ball during a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Mets.
Christie was in Milwaukee this weekend to watch the Brewers and Cubs, and was at Friday night’s series opener. His son, Andrew, works in the Brewers’ baseball operations department.
On Monday, Christie appeared on Jake Tapper’s show to discuss the encounter with the fan.
“When somebody swears at you publicly and says some really awful things with a lot of children sitting around and my own son with me, I took it the first time he said it and yelled it from about 15 yards. And then I came back after having ignored him the first time and he went in for seconds. Well, if you go in for seconds, I’ve always said this whether it’s been at my town meetings, or any place else, if you give it, you’re going to get it back. And I think that was a very mellow reaction from a New Jersey governor to just say, ‘You’re a real big shot.’ Most of these folks think they can say anything they want.”
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