April 11, 2017
The ongoing war of words between Philadelphia sports fans and Gov. Chris Christie was stirred this week as the New York Mets came to town.
The Phillies opened a three-game series Monday night against their rivals and some fans took aim at the unpopular New Jersey governor.
Prodded by WIP Morning Show host and PhillyVoice contributor Angelo Cataldi, dozens of Phils fans wore Christie masks and displayed signs showing their displeasure for his recent disparaging comments about the home team.
Christie, an unabashed Mets (and Dallas Cowboys) fan, let loose on Philly fans during an appearance on New York sports radio in February. Not one to mince words, Christie said, "The Phillies suck. Let’s just start with that. 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."
Phillies fans didn't forget these comments before heading to Citizens Bank Park. Unfortunately, the display didn't help as the Phils lost to the Mets, 4-3.
Christie made sure to rub it in: