Chris Christie’s really done it now. He has become the latest to add to the shitty stereotype associated with Philly sports fans.
New York Times writer Michael Barbaro recounted a conversation involving Pizza The Hut that he overheard recently in which PTH recounted his experience during the Eagles-Cowboys game at the Linc:
Still, that matchup left a searing impression on Mr. Christie. Eagles fans, many of whom can be found in the southern part of Mr. Christie’s state, raged against the governor during the game, shouting unprintable words at him in the owner’s box.
“These Philadelphia fans, they are the worst in America,” Mr. Christie was overheard saying recently.
He recalled a different kind of reception when he joined Mr. Jones on the field at a Cowboys game against the New York Giants, who play their home games in New Jersey. “I didn’t get booed,” he said. “Giant fans waved, said hello, asked for autographs, didn’t give me a hard time.”
“But these guys?” he added of Eagles fans.
Shitty Eagles fans is totally gonna become a meme in the 2016 election, isn’t it? And of course, it’s already a thing:
Though you can almost hear Christie saying that with a laugh, it’s (not surprisingly) a bit different than what he said publicly about, you know, half of his constituency when he called in to the WIP Morning Show last month:
“They’re passionate, wild fans and they wanna get angry with me, that’s OK. But the one thing they can’t say, is that I don’t tell them the truth. And the truth is, I’m a Cowboys fan. I’ve said it since I’ve ran for Governor in ’09, never hid it from anybody, and so, I don’t understand why they’re angry about me being happy about my team winning?”
Cool beans, bro. Mmm, beans. You want some beans, tubby?