Bonk! Marco Rubio hits a kid in the face with a football — and Twitter’s reaction is hilarious
GOP presidential contender Marco Rubio came in for a bit of mocking today after a meet and greet turned into an impromptu tossing around of a football, with the Florida senator hitting a kid in the face with a pass.
Rubio short-armed a fluttery Tebow-esque pass at the boy. The 2016 hopeful had been tossing the ball around with some kids in a suburb in Iowa where he was attending the state fair as part of a campaign stop.
Twitter leapt into action after video was posted of the poor kid getting a face full of pigskin and then falling over. Users of the social medium mocked Rubio, who briefly played college football on a scholarship before his college went broke.
Trump would have called a press conf and explained that the kid is a loser https://t.co/GwpIh7Em5j
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) August 18, 2015
if you want a vision of the future, imagine Marco Rubio throwing a football at a human face forever
— Jason Linkins (@dceiver) August 18, 2015
Marco Rubio may have hit that kid in the face with a football, but Barack Obama is hitting America in the face—with tyranny. My latest:
— Elias Isquith (@eliasisquith) August 18, 2015
[Serious Liberal Voice] Actually, Rubio’s healthcare plan would be just like that football to the head to kids all over the country.
— Adam Smith (@asmith83) August 18, 2015
how will trump beat rubio’s football stunt? probably gonna have to kneecap some schoolgirls with a baseball bat
— Atrios (@Atrios) August 18, 2015
Marco Rubio hitting the kid in the face with the football is even better as a GIF pic.twitter.com/FLpnHz0un0
— Mudacris (@moody) August 18, 2015
Rubio hitting kid w football = Romney dissing 47% of US voters.
— Phillips Pasha (@PhillipsPasha) August 18, 2015
But can Marco Rubio lead (his receivers)?
— Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato) August 18, 2015
MSNBC reporter Luke Russert jumped in to explain that the young boy was at fault, while at the same time mentioning that he played a little football himself in high school:
As a former high school fb player that’s all on the kid. Rubio threw a well positioned ball w great YAC potential https://t.co/AibStCeWZV
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) August 18, 2015
Watch video of the ill-fated pass below, uploaded to YouTube by JNews: