By Peter Gleason
Chris Christie spent most of January making a fool of himself, creepily hugging Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, spouting off at Eagles fans and former Philly mayor Ed Rendell.
Well, it’s February, and maybe the New Jersey governor has let some common sense seep into his thick head.
During a recent trip to London, and an interaction with soccer fans, Christie was quoted as saying that he will not be taking on Eagles fans (or any Philly sports fans) again.
“I’m never talking about Philly fans again,” Christie joked to Matt Arco of NJ Advance Media.
This isn’t the first time Christie has made an off-the-cuff remark about fans from Philly.
Michael Barbaro, a New York Times political reporter, caught the Governor talking about fans from the “City of Brotherly Love” late last December:
“These Philadelphia fans, they are the worst in America,” Mr. Christie was overheard saying when he attended a game between the Cowboys and Eagles last month.
He recalled a different kind of reception when he joined Jones on the field for 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.
That statement led to a rough month of backlash for Christie, as he openly rooted for his beloved Dallas Cowboys in their win over the Eagles, and attended all of their playoff games.