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"We've gotta get our refs back," the president said as he returned to the White House following a brief trip to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.
Earlier, White House spokesman Jay Carney noted that Obama thought "there was a real problem" with the controversial call that gave the Seahawks a 14-12 win.
"He said that what happened in that game is a perfect example of why both sides need to come together, resolve their differences—so that the regular refs can get back on the field and we can start focusing on a game that so many of us love, rather than debating whether or not a game was won or lost because of a bad call," Carney told reporters.
"He thinks that there was a real problem with the call," Carney said aboard Air Force One. "Everybody who saw that play saw a number of problems with it."
"It was really astounding," Carney added, calling the way the game ended "very distressing for every American football fan."
Obama, a Chicago Bears fan, has been courting voters in Wisconsin, which unlike Washington is a battleground state.
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