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Is this the First Time a Sitting US President Has Watched a Champions League Final? [PHOTO]

UEFA Champions League President Obama Is this the First Time a Sitting US President Has Watched a Champions League Final? [PHOTO]

During the G8 Summit this weekend at Camp David in Maryland, several leaders of the world took a break to watch the UEFA Champions League Final.

In an official photograph released by The White House, US President Barack Obama can be seen with his mouth wide open during the penalty kicks, presumably when Chelsea’s Didier Drogba scored the winner. Alongside President Obama is British Prime Minister David Cameron with arms raised in victory, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands in shock after Bayern Munich lost.

As far as we know, this is the first time that a sitting US President has watched a Champions League Final. And since the G8 Summit was held in Maryland, President Obama and the other leaders must have been watching FOX’s broadcast of the Chelsea-Bayern Munich match.

Thanks to EPL Talk reader Todd for the news tip.

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11 Responses to Is this the First Time a Sitting US President Has Watched a Champions League Final? [PHOTO]

  1. Jack says:

    that is awesome

  2. Crazy Jon says:

    my gut is that might be the Cech save on Robben

    • The Gaffer says:

      According to The White House, the photo was taken during the penalty kick shootout near the end of the match.

      The Gaffer

  3. Jack says:

    this is proof that football brings everyone together.

  4. dust says:

    Ok, while I’m still devastated about the result, this pic makes me feel a little better, I wonder if Merkel thinks an Austerity policy would be wise for Bayern Munich? Given the lavish spending of the russian has bought them this success…

  5. Frill Artist says:

    It’s so funny how the British PM and the German Chancellor are standing next to him and the two teams playing are from England and Germany.

    • lefthog says:

      Cameron and Merkel also watched the World Cup match between Germany and England together (or at least the second half of it)

  6. Fernando says:

    Perhaps the world’s most powerful Chelsea supporter came on board this past Saturday!!

  7. Grant says:

    Cameron claims to support Villa

  8. randy says:

    Yeah, this photo looks like Schweinsteiger’s miss…

  9. Brennan says:

    Very cool! I’m excited that in the last couple years there has been a real push to show UCL and EPL here in USA. Finally!…. Nice to have more Americans joining the other 2.2 billion footie fans around the world! City Til I Die!!!!

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