Phillies “Suck” According to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

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Nov 22, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New Jersey governor Chris Christie watches during the second half of the championship game of the Legends Classic between the Northwestern Wildcats and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 22, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New Jersey governor Chris Christie watches during the second half of the championship game of the Legends Classic between the Northwestern Wildcats and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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New Jersey governor Chris Christie has some less than favorable opinions on the Phillies and their fans, but guess what, we don’t like you either Christie!

The Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, Sixers and their fans are always being blasted for something, deservedly or not. However, that criticism came from an even higher level Wednesday night.

Infamous Cowboys-lover and New Jersey governor Chris Christie had some choice things to say about the Phils and their fans. He said on SNY TV:

"“They’re from Philadelphia. They’re an awful team. They’re an angry, bitter fan base and it’s not safe for civilized people to go to Citizens Bank Park if you want to root for the other team. Ya gotta believe what? Ya gotta believe we’re awful people.”"

This isn’t Christie’s first time attacking a Philadelphia sports team. In January, Christie levied criticism against the Eagles and their fans.

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On New York’s WFAN radio, Christie said:

"“But the hostility, I will tell you that I take for being a Cowboys fan — and this is what I say to Giants fans all the time, and Eagles fans. Now Eagles fans I can understand it from a little more because the Eagles do suck and they’ve sucked for a long time. And their fans are generally angry, awful people.”"

However, the Phils didn’t take too well to Christie’s own hostility, taking a stab back at the governor:

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If you don’t happen to get the reference, the Twitter post references Christie’s Bridgegate scandal, where lanes were closed on the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, NJ, by some of his top aides. This was allegedly done in retaliation for the Democratic mayor of the town not endorsing the Republican Christie in his re-election bid. Christie claimed that the scandal was part of the reason why Donald Trump overlooked him for the job as vice president.

Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly, both of whom were involved in the scandal, were both found guilty of nine different charges, and David Wildstein plead guilty.

A judge ruled Thursday that there is “probable cause” for charging Christie with misconduct as well.

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If Christie was up for reelection this year, it’s safe to say he would lose a sizable amount of votes from the Eagles and Phils fans he slighted.

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