By Michael McCarthy
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s brother Todd took to Facebook on Sunday night in the wake of widespread social-media mocking of the New Jersey governor’s support for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, saying those with “their panties in a ringer” need to “get a life.”
That includes the “calorically challenged” people mocking the potential GOP presidential hopeful’s girth, Todd Christie wrote.“To all of those non Cowboy fans who have their panties in a ringer because the Governor of NJ is a Cowboys fan—-GET A LIFE !!!” Todd Christie wrote on his Facebook page, a few hours after his brother was seen on camera awkwardly hugging Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a skybox at AT&T Stadium in Texas.
The Cowboys won, 24-20, beating the Detroit Lions. Christie’s state is home to two football teams, the Jets and the Giants, and southern residents of his state are often partial to the Eagles. But aides to the Jersey boy, who has been brutalized on Twitter for his Cowboys love for weeks, insist he’s a lifelong Cowboys fan.
“The Gov has been a Cowboys fan for his entire life and ALL of you would sit with the owner of your favorite team in a heartbeat if given the chance,” Todd Christie wrote.
“I’m a Giants fan—we are sitting home for the fourth straight year. Eagles fans—possibly you should worry more about the fact that your sorry ass team has never won a Super Bowl and less about who’s rooting for which team. I mean crazy pathetic posts. And for every calorically challenged FB person who posts about the Gov’s weight—forget the magic mirror and look at yourself. Weight posts—-really?”