Marco Rubio panned on Twitter for calling field goal a ‘3 pt kick’
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to weigh in on the divisive recount issue that has caused Florida to descend into political chaos and partisan bickering.
While doing so, Senator Rubio attempted to equate the machinations of the recount currently proceeding following the midterm elections to an NFL field goal … and whiffed horribly, at least according to those individuals who mocked and ridiculed him for the odd reference.
In the leadoff to a four-tweet commentary, Rubio referred to a field goal in the NFL as 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
Twitter not surprisingly had a field day with Rubio over the odd manner of describing a field goal. A sample of the reactions, as curated by Yahoo Sports.
Today I learned that Marco Rubio has never watched a football game before. https://t.co/Cu15ynmHXv
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) November 14, 2018
Marco Rubio trying to make football metaphors is more painful to see than @vanderjames attempting to throw passes in Varsity Blues https://t.co/QQ3UGgeTmi
— 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
Football fans, and presumably others as well, obviously knew exactly what Rubio was getting at with his field goal analogy. But “3 pt kick” arguably is amusing, regardless of one’s personal political persuasions.
To further expand on Rubio’s thoughts using his terminology, one could say he played the role of Charlie Brown and his efforts to drive one through the uprights was foiled by Lucy pulling the ball away at the last second on his “3 pt kick.”