Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie is setting Twitter alight after engaging in an intense faceoff with a Cubs fan at a baseball game in Milwaukee – all while maintaining an iron grip on a bowl of nachos.
Christie, whose son works for the Brewers, was caught on video confronting a heckler at the Cubs versus Brewers game on Sunday.
Footage of the Republican governor’s encounter with a Cubs fan shows Christie telling the apparently unfazed supporter that he’s a “big shot.”
The man, identified as Brad Joseph, told WISN 12 NEWS that the confrontation occurred after he yelled Christie’s name and told him that he sucked.
“I called him a hypocrite because I thought it needed to be said,” Joseph said. “He then turned around and walked all the way back towards me and got up in my face for what seemed like a long time, but was probably only about 30 seconds or a minute.”
Joseph claimed Christie was close enough to make contact with his knee and asked if he wanted to “do something” and “start something.”
The incident quickly became an internet meme with many social users impressed by the former presidential candidate’s commitment to his bowl of nachos during the debacle.
This is the most Chris Christie picture ever. It’s like he commissioned someone to take the one photo that summed up his entire life. pic.twitter.com/TWjjoTZSWZ
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) July 30, 2017
And don’t ever again question Chris Christie’s humanity after seeing him cradle those nachos like a mother primate cradling its young.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) July 31, 2017
Chris Christie can’t run for president so he’s running for greatest meme of all time
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 31, 2017
there’s nothing less terrifying than chris christie sarcastically saying “you’re a big shot” while holding what appears to be a nacho sundae pic.twitter.com/6dqihwnRCV
— Erin Brr, sir (@erinscafe) July 30, 2017
I cant help it folks. I like Chris Christie. I love this move. I love the fupa. I love how he handles WFAN trolls. Politics aside I like him https://t.co/Qd39o3FiIK
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) July 30, 2017
Of course this isn’t the first time Christie’s actions inspired a viral meme. Earlier this month a photo of the governor sunbathing became the butt of jokes on Twitter.
Just two weeks ago, Christie came under the spotlight at another baseball game after he caught a foul ball and was booed loudly by the crowd.