Obama on NFL refs
The controversial call as the Seattle Seahawks wide receiver makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers at Monday night's game. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
September 27th, 2012
12:55 PM ET

Obama on NFL refs


(CNN)–A botched touchdown call Monday night and a tongue lashing from the president may have helped push the NFL referee controversy across the goal line.

As millions of sports fans celebrate an agreement between the NFL and its referees, the number one fan-in-chief is once again weighing in. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Thursday aboard Air Force One that the president was "very pleased" that the two sides have come together. Carney told reporters, "going forward when we watch our favorite teams play in the NFL we can focus on the players and the game rather than on officiating."

This comes just days after the president weighed in on the lockout telling reporters Tuesday at the White House, "I've been saying for months, we've gotta get our refs back." The president was asked about the weekend's controversial touchdown call in the Seattle Sea Hawks versus Green Bay Packers game and he called it "terrible".

Thursday Carney said of the resolution, "It is a great day on America."

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