President Obama: “If I was a Lions fan, I’d be pretty aggravated”

Posted at 6:56 AM, Jan 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-07 06:56:37-05

DETROIT, Mich. — Ahead of his visit to Detroit on Wednesday, President Barack Obama has weighed in on Sunday’s controversial game between the Lions and the Dallas Cowboys.

If you are not familiar with what happened, there has been major criticism from fans and NFL officials alike, on so-called ‘missed penalties’ that would have greatly benefited Detroit.  The most-discussed issue has been a pass interference flag thrown against Dallas, that officials picked up without explanation.  NFL officials have also commented on a supposed missed penalty, in which Detroit’s Ndamukong Suh was held by a Dallas offensive lineman.

In an interview with The Detroit News on Tuesday, President Obama was quoted as saying, “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 is expected to meet on Wednesday with Ford Executive Chairman, Bill Ford, Jr. at a Ford Motor Company plant in Wayne, Michigan.  Bill Ford, Jr. is also a vice chairman for the Lions.

President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address on January 20.