New Jersey governor and lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan Chris Christie recently shared his thoughts on New York Giants fans and Eagles fans.
His words will add enough gasoline to the fire to keep a story, that was already not going to die until all the votes are counted in the next Republican presidential primary or possibly the general election, burning strong.
Unashamed wearer of ugly, burnt-orange sweaters, Christie discussed his experience watching the Dec. 14 game between his beloved Cowboys and the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field for control of the NFC East from Dallas owner Jerry Jones' box.
Unsurprisingly, Eagles fans had some words for the people occupying that particular suite, some of which aren't able to be published.
Here's how New York Times political reporter Michael Barbaro described Christie's version:
"These Philadelphia fans, they are the worst in America," Mr. Christie was overheard saying recently.
He recalled a different kind of reception when he joined Mr. Jones on the field at 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.
Christie was witnessed talking about how he considers a large portion of his constituency, who voted him into office to represent them, to be the worst fans in the country.
But don't think about criticizing the governor. Christie's brother, Todd, has a message for Eagles fans, "GET A LIFE !!!" and worry more about "your sorry ass team has never won a Super Bowl."