Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) attempted to use a football analogy on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon when he went on a four-tweet rant about multiple recounts taking place in Florida following the midterm elections earlier this month.
There was just one problem: It seems that Rubio doesn’t know what a field goal is.
Rubio attempted to compare the recounts to an NFL game that went down to a last-second field goal. Except he called it a “3 pt kick.”
Imagine if NFL team was trailing 24-22 but in final seconds hits a 3 pt kick to win. Then AFTER game lawyers for losing team get a judge to order rules changed so that last second field goals are only 1 point
Well that’s how democrat lawyers plan to steal #Florida election 1/4
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 14, 2018
Regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum or how you feel about Rubio’s logic, Twitter quickly jumped to the logical conclusion that Rubio has watched very little — if any — football in his lifetime after reading his tweet.
It's hard to determine which Marco Rubio understands less: democracy, or football. https://t.co/f6UprPrxfD
— Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) November 14, 2018
its 2018 and mahmoud ahmadinejad is less of a fake football fan than marco rubio https://t.co/oJ9UjrC1IO
— horizontal meme transfer (@tonsofbeetles) November 14, 2018
Dude, you've seriously NEVER played football… have you?
— Tom Bateman (@TJBateman45) November 14, 2018
Today I learned that Marco Rubio has never watched a football game before. https://t.co/Cu15ynmHXv
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) November 14, 2018
— Adam Blickstein (@AdamBlickstein) November 14, 2018
I can’t wait to use “hits a 3PT kick” on this weekend’s broadcast.
— Anish Shroff (@AnishESPN) November 14, 2018
I don’t know anything about football and even I can tell that Marco Rubio doesn’t know anything about football https://t.co/ZlgQsa0Dft
— Jeff Yang (@originalspin) November 14, 2018
It’s nice to know that, like me, Marco Rubio has never watched a game of football. https://t.co/9xb0AoNDZ8
— Solomon Georgio (@solomongeorgio) November 14, 2018
22 the famous football score
— Mr. Cellphone (@lukeoneil47) November 14, 2018
After his lengthy career as a politician in Florida — a state that is home to three NFL teams and plenty of college programs in the heart of SEC and ACC country — you’d think that Rubio would have picked up some football lingo by now.
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