Cubs Fan Tells Chris Christie He Sucks, Christie Reacts

NJ governor caught on tape confronting heckler at Cubs-Brewers game
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2017 7:11 AM CDT

Chris Christie isn't exactly the most popular New Jerseyan these days. First the Garden State's governor ticked off residents by shutting down state parks over the July 4 weekend before enjoying the beach at one of them himself. Then he got "booed lustily" at a Cardinals-Mets game at Citi Field a couple of weeks ago, per NBC Sports. Now people outside the tri-state area are getting in on the Christie-bashing, with NBC noting a heckling tirade against him Sunday at Milwaukee's Miller Park during a Brewers-Cubs game. And this time Christie pushed back, opting to "get in one fan's face"—while holding tight to an order of nachos.

An ABC News video on YouTube shows the red-faced governor nose-to-nose with an amused-looking fan sporting a Cubs jersey. Christie says, "You're a big shot," per the original video on WISN reporter Ben Hutchison's Twitter feed, with the fan replying, "Appreciate that" as Christie storms off to his seat. The fan, identified as Brad Joseph (and also noted to be "a relative of Hutchison's"), tells WISN that Christie turned around and confronted him after Joseph called out his name and "told him that he sucked." One thing about the incident did impress Joseph. "First [Christie] told me, 'Why don't you have another beer?,' which I thought was a decent comeback," he acknowledged. (More Chris Christie stories.)

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