Christie: At least I didn't dump nachos on Cubs fan

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Posted: Aug 02, 2017 3:34 PM

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Chris Christie reminded people Wednesday that he didn't dump nachos on a Chicago Cubs fan who heckled him.

Speaking at an unrelated event in Trenton, the Republican governor said three days after he confronted a heckler at a Milwaukee Brewers-Cubs game that he won't quit attending baseball games.

"I didn't dump the nachos on him or anything, which was an option," Christie said. "No, I'm not swearing off baseball games in any way."

Christie was carrying nachos when he was caught on video calling the fan, Brad Joseph, a "big shot" during Sunday's game. Christie said Joseph heckled him once, and that he confronted him after a second jibe.

"I will take a certain amount of abuse. You're a public official you have to. But usually it's one. You get one shot to call me a name or curse me out," Christie said.

Christie was loudly booed at a recent game between the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets after snagging a foul ball.

His next opportunity to be booed could come Friday when he attends the NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Christie said Wednesday he and his wife would be Jones' guests at the induction Friday and Saturday.

Christie is a longtime Cowboys fan, much to the annoyance of some New Jersey residents who tend to back the rival New York Giants or Philadelphia Eagles.