Barack Obama voices replacement ref displeasure
The NFL’s replacement referees have garnered their fare share of criticism so far this season – criticism that has multiplied considerably following last night’s last-play debacle between the Seahawks and Packers.
Now, a very important voice has weighed in.
NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs' lockout is settled soon. -bo—
Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 25, 2012
The “-bo” at the end of the tweet means the message was posted by President Barack Obama himself.
This isn’t the first time Obama has weighed in on the performance of the replacement officials and the ongoing labor dispute between the NFL and its usual referees. In an interview with WTAM-AM in Cleveland last week, Obama asked his interviewer: “But one thing I got to say, though, is it just me or do we have to get our regular refs back?”
However, despite his standing as the leader of the nation, Obama seems to be as powerless as the average fan, telling WTAM: “I can’t get involved in it, but I’m just expressing my point of view as a sports fan.”