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Bill Clinton on Packers-Seahawks: “I would not have called that last play the way they did.”

View Photo Gallery: Green Bay Packers Coach Mike McCarthy had a tough night in a controversial game in Seattle.

Everyone is weighing in on the final play of Monday night’s Packers-Seahawks game — even former United States presidents.

During an interview with on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” former commander in chief and avid sports fan Bill Clinton was asked to remedy the the ongoing NFL referee lockout.

Like much of the rest of the country, he hopes the fallout from “Monday Night Football” forces the NFL’s hand. (Video after the jump)

“I would not have called that last play the way they did in that Seattle-Green Bay game last night,” Clinton said. “The Packers will wake up this morning and just sort of shake their head and say: ‘We should have won by two touchdowns.’”


The current commander in chief echoed the overwhelming sentiment of fans on his Twitter account Tuesday.

“NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs’ lockout is settled soon. -bo” — @BarackObama

The NFL issued a statement today declaring the touchdown ruling on the final play and the result of the game “final.”

Congress may be out of session, but there’s enough gridlock to go around in the NFL, where the league and its locked-out officials have yet to strike a deal that would allow the normal referees to return to the field — and return a much-needed sense of order to the game.

(Via Politico)

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Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.


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