Chris Christie gets in a man's face at a Cubs game while holding nachos

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Chris Christie does most Chris Christie thing imaginable—gets in Cubs fan’s face while eating nachos

Not a single nacho was harmed.


Josh Katzowitz

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 31, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 10:14 pm CDT

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has built his reputation as a no-nonsense politician who’s not afraid to get in the face of his constituents or of anyone he believes has somehow wronged him. If Christie feels insulted, he WILL go out of his way to confront you—even if it means his nachos will get cold.

Just ask this Chicago Cubs fan who yelled at Christie during Sunday’s game in Milwaukee. Christie responded like you might expect, leaning into the fan’s personal space and asking him if he wanted to act like a big shot.

The fan, Brad Joseph, then told Christie, sarcastically it appears, that he appreciated that sentiment. Joseph told WISN that, as Christie walked by him, Joseph told him that he “sucked.”

“I called him a hypocrite because I thought it needed to be said,” Joseph told the TV station. “He then turned around and walked all the way back toward 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 said Christie asked if he wanted to “start something.”

“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,” Joseph said. “Then he started calling me a tough guy.”

Naturally, the internet loved the confrontation.

Christie’s son, Andrew, works for the Milwaukee Brewers. Christie himself is still the governor of New Jersey, at least for the next six months before his term ends. After that, he’ll be free to go to as many ballgames as he wants, inhale as many nachos as possible, and confront anyone who has a cross word to say to him. For Christie, it’ll be even better than a day at the beach.

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*First Published: Jul 31, 2017, 8:51 am CDT