(CNN) – Even the president is ready for the replacement refs to go.
On Twitter Tuesday, President Barack Obama wrote:
NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs' lockout is settled soon. -bo—
Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 25, 2012
Anger at the replacement refs boiled over Monday after a controversial end zone call determined the fate of the game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks. Obama wasn't the only politician to weigh in.
Mitt Romney, the president's Republican challenger, told CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta, "I’d certainly like to see some experienced referees, with NFL experience, come back on to the NFL playing fields."
Paul Ryan, Romney's running mate and a congressman from Wisconsin, took it a step further, saying in Ohio, '"Give me a break. It is time to get the real refs."
"We need to get the strike over and get more experienced people in there," former President Bill Clinton told CNN's Piers Morgan Tuesday.
Perhaps the strangest response came from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who tweeted a message featuring Ellis the Elephant, the protagonist of his wife Callista's children’s' book.
Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) September 25, 2012
Tuesday wasn't the first time Obama weighed in on the replacement officials, who are substituting for regular referees engaged in a labor lock-out. Last week the president asked a radio host in Ohio, "Is it just me or do we have to get our regular refs back?"
"I can't get involved with it, but I'm just expressing my point of view as a sports fan," Obama said of the labor dispute keeping NFL referees from officiating.
After delivering his speech at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Obama also discussed another football matter: the rollercoaster New York Jets.
Obama was departing the diplomats exit when he recognized UN security inspector Matthew Sullivan.
Obama asked Sullivan if he was still supporting the Jets. Sullivan said he told Obama, "I support the Jets, but am tired of hearing about [Tim] Tebow."
Obama recently questioned the two quarterback system the Jets employ, using both Tim Tebow, who joined the team this season, and Mark Sanchez, who has played for the Jets since 2009.
"I've got to tell you, I don't like the idea of a quarterback controversy at the start of a season," Obama told WNBS in Ohio. "If I were a Jets fan, I'd be pretty nervous. Sanchez is not Tom Brady yet, but he led them to the playoffs two years in a row. I think Tim Tebow seems to be a wonderful young man and he's got just a great, winning attitude … but there's going to be a lot of tension in that situation."
CNN's Kevin Liptak, Richard Roth and Doug Carroll contributed to this report.