The nation’s most famous fan of the Chicago Bears extended sympathy to fans of NFC North rivals the Detroit Lions.
In an interview with the Detroit News, President Barack Obama confessed that he couldn’t “remember a circumstance in which a good call by one of the refs is argued about by an opposing player of the other team with his helmet off on the field, which in and of itself is supposed to be a penalty. The call is announced and then reversed without explanation. I haven’t seen that before — so I will leave it up to the experts to make the judgment as to why that happen — but I can tell you if I was a Lions fan I’d be pretty aggravated.”
The president refers to a pass-interference call against the Cowboys that the officials rescinded in Sunday’s game. The flag appeared to give the Lions a new set of downs. Picking it up forced a fourth down, which witnessed a horrible Detroit punt. Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys marched down the field on the ensuing drive to take a 24-17 lead.
They play the Green Bay Packers this Sunday. The Detroit Lions watch on their couches.