News 12 New Jersey's Tony Caputo responds to Gov. Christie take on Phillies, fans
Gov. Chris Christie apparently has a low opinion of the Philadelphia Phillies and their fans, and News 12 New Jersey's Tony Caputo, a Phillies fan, had something to say about it.
While Caputo does appreciate and respect the governor for liking sports, he does have a request.
Caputo wants to sit with Christie at Citizens Bank Park, the team's home stadium, and see how their fans react.
The governor's comments came Wednesday while speaking on SportsNet New York. He held little back, declaring "the Phillies suck."
Christie went on to say the Phillies were an "awful team" with "an angry, bitter fan base." He also said it's not safe for civilized people to go to their stadium if they want to root for an opposing team.
The Phillies attract fans from southern New Jersey, just across the river from Philadelphia.
In a tweet, the team said they appreciate their fans' support as they "bridge" to a bright future. Their use of the word "bridge" is a dig at the governor over the George Washington Bridge lane closing scandal that has dogged his administration.
The Associated Press wire services helped contribute to this report.