Philadelphia sports fans have been described as some of the most relentless, rowdy and unforgiving in the nation.
That stereotype proved accurate Friday morning when a Philadelphia sports talk radio host released never-before-seen video of Chris Christie falling off of his chair, citing payback for the New Jersey governor’s high-profile, in-your-face support for the Dallas Cowboys — bitter rivals to the hometown Philadelphia Eagles.
SportsRadio 94WIP host Angelo Cataldi released the video during Wing Bowl 23, an annual event the radio station hosts ahead of Super Bowl weekend.
Recorded in June, the video shows Christie as he enters the studio and then completely missing his chair and spilling onto the floor as he tries to sit down.
According to CBS Philadelphia, Cataldi, who lives in New Jersey, released the footage as payback for Christie’s numerous appearances in Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ owners box.
In an interview with Christie last month, following the Dec. 14 Cowboys victory over the Eagles in Philadelphia, Cataldi accused the Republican of flaunting.
Christie dismissed the accusation, saying that it was no secret that he is a lifelong Cowboys fan.
“They’re passionate, wild fans and they wanna get angry with me, that’s OK,” Christie said of Eagles fans during the interview last month. “But the one thing they can’t say, is that I don’t tell them the truth. And the truth is, I’m a Cowboys fan. I’ve said it since I’ve ran for governor in ’09, never hid it from anybody, and so, I don’t understand why they’re angry about me being happy about my team winning?”