NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs' lockout is settled soon. -bo— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 25, 2012
President Obama had a busy day. He spoke to the United Nations, addressing a number of issues that are affecting world security and the American presidential political cycle.
He spoke to the Clinton Global Initiative, focusing on human rights and human trafficking concerns.
And, of course, he had to address the most pressing issue affecting the United States - the embarrassing reality that is the replacement referee saga in the National Football League.
After the Seattle Seahawks were gifted a game-winning touchdown as time expired agains the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football, the Internet exploded. Social media was awash, targeting the injustice suffered by Packer fans at the hands of poor referee judgement and a league that refuses to step in to correct the problem as the lockout of the regular referees drags on.
Things are so bad in NFL fandom, that even Obama felt the need to speak out with the tweet sent to the @BarackObama feed Tuesday afternoon. Of course, any federal support on the issue would probably go a long way in the swing state of Wisconsin. Seattle is solid blue on the political map anyway.
And, in case you missed it, the play in question: