Christie will travel to Texas to root for Cowboys
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The flack Gov. Chris Christie faced last Sunday night apparently wasn't enough.
Christie called into a Philadelphia sports radio station Tuesday to again defend his Dallas Cowboys fandom. He says he's planning to travel to Dallas for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Christie told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show team that he'll be sitting in Cowboys owner Jerry Jones's box again.
Christie received an onslaught of social media criticism last weekend when he was spotted with Jones rooting for the team during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles and exchanging high fives.
Cataldi likened the move to watching video of a cousin robbing a Wawa.
But Christie says he's been a Cowboys fan since he was a kid and isn't apologizing for his allegiances. He says he doesn't care how it played.
On Monday night's "Ask the Governor" program on NJ 101.5, the governor said, "I'm a big Dallas Cowboys fan. I have been since I was 9 years old. I'm not going to sit there and pretend like I'm not enjoying myself. When the Cowboys aren't winning, I'm not enjoying myself."
Toniann Antonelli contributed to this report.
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