In Milwaukee on Sunday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) got in the face of a fan during a baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs.
The altercation between the fan and Christie was caught on video and posted on Twitter. In it, Christie is carrying nachos and in the face of a man wearing a Chicago Cubs jersey. While the video only captures the end of the argument, Christie can be heard yelling “big shot” prior to returning to his seat.
Brad Joseph, the fan, responded to Christie, “I appreciate that.”
“I appreciate that,” the fan said back to Christie. According to WISN-TV, that fan is Brad Joseph.
Joseph reported the incident to WISN-TV, saying that he started yelling at Christie from 30 feet away. Joseph admitted that he told Christie that he “sucked.”
“When he initially was going up the stairs I yelled his name. He was already quite a bit past me, and 30 feet away I yelled his name and told him that he sucked,” Joseph recounted. “I called him a hypocrite because I thought it needed to be said.”
Christie apparently turned around immediately and started walking towards Joseph.
“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,” stated Joseph.
“[He] was yelling at me. First he told me, ‘Why don’t you have another beer?’ which I thought was a decent come back, and I thought that was kind of funny. Then he started calling me a tough guy,” he described.
Joseph explained that he decided to heckle Christie because he believes it is acceptable to express your opinions to public officials as long as the language is not vulgar.
“He is a public official and this is America, and I think we have the right to say what you believe as long as it’s not crude or profane,” Joseph proclaimed.
First reported by The Blaze.