Speaking with the press today aboard Air Force One, Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the president believed “there was a real problem with the call" by replacement referees last night during the Packers/Seahawks game.
"He said that what happened in that game is a perfect example of why both sides need to come together, resolve their differences so that the regular refs can get back on the field and we can start focusing on a game that so many of us love rather than debating whether of not a game is won or lost because of a bad call," Carney said. "He thinks there were real problems with the call."
President Obama took time to personally tweet his stance on the NFL referee lockout, after finishing his speeches to the Clinton Global Initiative and the United Nations.
“NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs’ lockout is settled soon,” he wrote, signing the tweet, ‘-bo.’
President Obama weighed in on the issue during a radio interview in Cleveland last week.
“But one thing I got to say, though, is it just me or do we have to get our regular refs back?” he asked. “I can’t get involved in it, but I’m just expressing my point of view as a sports fan.”