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Chris Christie M&Ms Photo Alights Social Media

The picture was taken at the Notre Dame-Wisconsin basketball game in Philadelphia Friday night

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    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

    A photo showing Gov. Chris Christie transferring M&M candy from a bag into a box was setting Twitter ablaze Friday night. 

    "Chris Christie pouring his bag of M&M's into a bigger bag of MORE M&M's is a savage and perplexing move," tweeted Pete Blackburn, sports editor for Uproxx. 

    The photo was retweeted nearly 5,000 times in about an hour, drawing plenty of snarky commentary — not unremarkable on social media when it comes to the New Jersey governor, who is known for his feisty and unfiltered personality, and often described by critics as a bully.

    The picture was taken at the Notre Dame-Wisconsin basketball game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, where Christie was in attendance Friday night, according to Seth H., the man who says he snapped the photo. 

    "Time for some sugar problems in Fort Lee," wrote Radlein, referencing the George Washington Bridge scandal. 

    "Trump is making him do this!" said JoePontillo, recalling the image of a stoic Christie standing behind Trump when he endorsed him.

    Defenders pointed out that M&Ms sold in boxes at concession stands usually come packaged with bags inside the box: "Common practice to pour the bag into the box," said Tom Herron

    "He's consolidating," said AJRendere.

    And there were even a few sympathizers: "Poor guy can't even get his snack on," said Jason4Liberty.

    "It's a box he's pouring them into and any veteran snack eater knows it's easier to pour into mouth out of a box," replied BesseBoy

    Christie has been following Notre Dame basketball for years and was at their game Sunday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn; he is longtime friends with Notre Dame coach Mike Brey and his daughter is a student manager for the basketball team, according to NJ Advance Media.


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