U.S. President Barack Obama
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to the Ford Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan January 7, 2015. Today's visit is meant to highlight the auto sector recovery. The event is part of Obama's tour this week to draw attention away from resurgent Republicans and preview his State of the Union Address in two weeks. Reuters/Stringer

Even the President of the United States, Barack Obama, is sharing his opinion about the blown call in the Detroit Lions-Dallas Cowboys wild card match-up in the National Football League (NFL) postseason.

U.S. President Obama, who’s a self-proclaimed sports fan who supports the Chicago teams in the NFL and National Basketball Association (NBA), stated in an interview on Tuesday that he would be “pretty aggravated” if he were a Lions fan after the controversial-marred wild card game.

“[I can’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.” Obama said to The Detroit News. “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 happened — but I can tell you if I was a Lions fan I’d be pretty aggravated.”

The Lions had the 20-17 lead during the controversial call where an official announced a pass interference penalty on Cowboys’ linebacker Anthony Hitchens against Lions’ tight end Brandon Pettigrew. The officials overturned the official call, forcing the Lions to punt in the next play rather than having a new set of downs that would have moved them nearer to a field goal range.

Obama admitted in the same interview that he can’t have “too much sympathy on for the Lions” given the performance of his Chicago Bears, who once again missed the NFL postseason this year. Obama gave credit to the Detroit franchise, saying that the Lions have a better position than his Bears while admiring their team defence.

The Cowboys took advantage of the blown call and went on to win 24-20 to advance to the divisional round playoffs agains the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Jan. 11. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo had 293 passing yards on 19-of-31 completions with 2 touchdowns to lead Dallas.

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