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.
The Cubs fan, Brad Joseph, told Christie “that he sucked,” the Chicago Tribune reported, citing comments Joseph made to WISN reporter Ben Hutchinson, who is Joseph’s cousin.
“When he initially was going up the stairs I yelled his name. He was already quite a bit past me, and 30 feet away I yelled his name and told him that he sucked,” the Tribune quoted Joseph as saying to Hutchinson. “I called him a hypocrite because I thought it needed to be said.
“He then turned around and walked all the way back towards me and got up in my face for what seemed like a long time, but was probably only about 30 seconds or a minute.”
Joseph told Hutchinson that Christie’s knee made contact with him and he asked Joseph if he wanted to “start something,” according to the Tribune.
“(He) was yelling at me,” the Tribune quoted Joseph as telling Hutchison. “First he told me, ‘Why don’t you have another beer?’ which I thought was a decent comeback, and I thought that was kind of funny. Then he started calling me a tough guy.”
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.