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Ravens Joe Flacco in a Presidential mix up

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Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco has been drawn into a very interesting Twitter situation today and it is all thanks to the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

In the fallout from the recent announcement that Sony pictures have cancelled the upcoming movie 'The Interview' starring Seth Rogan and James Franco, Obama has made an interesting mistake.

With the film focussing on North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, the hack of Sony and subsequent cancellation of the film's release sparked a reaction from POTUS.

Obama has sympathised with the production company but also taken a strong stance against Americans being censored by the threats of terrorists.

The film was always going to spark controversy but the mix up by the President has added some humour to an otherwise very serious situation.


Obama was talking about the film and confused the actor Franco with the Super Bowl winning Quarterback Flacco.

Referring to him as James Flacco, Obama has prompted the Ravens star to take to Twitter in an attempt to straighten the President's facts out.

Flacco firstly tweeted with a simple explanation of the situation before he then saw the comedy in the situation, tweeting his new actor 'brother'.

"Welcome to the family, brother. @JamesFrancoTV" - Joe Flacco's tweet to James Franco

Twitter has unsurprisingly reacted in great fashion by creating a profile for James Flacco, the actor, writer, director and Quarterback.

The temporary funny side

Flacco has previously met Obama when he and the Super Bowl winning Ravens visited the White House two years ago.

Whilst he may be enjoying in the comedy of the current mix up, Flacco will be all business on Sunday when he and the Ravens take to the field.

Flacco and the Ravens visit J.J Watt and the Houston Texans on the Sunday as they are still aiming to finish top of the AFC North and securing a play-off spot.

The Ravens are tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers on 9-5 this season and half a game behind the Cincinnati Bengals on 9-4-1 in the division.

All three have a great chance of winning the division and winning the right to host a play-off game.

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