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Rubio On Decking Kid With Football: "We Have Some Work To Do With That Young Man"

"Hey listen, the quarterback's always gonna get the blame."

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On Tuesday, while in Iowa for the state fair, Marco Rubio was playing football when an incomplete pass ended with a kid getting hit in the face with the ball.

Marco Rubio hitting the kid in the face with the football is even better as a GIF

.@marcorubio goes long in Iowa... and... d'oh. Don't worry, the kid's okay! http://t.co/Ly9sThFm0T https://t.co/6NtUT5Eqhk

Rubio told radio host Simon Conway this week that "we have some work to do with that young man."

"I felt bad for the kid. Hey listen, the quarterback's always gonna get the blame. I need to put the ball a little out front the next time. I thought it was a good throw, but we have some work to do with that young man. I'm looking forward to next time. I put up on Twitter yesterday, 'the quarterback always gets the blame.' We had a great time in Iowa."

- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to the Simon Conway Show this week on (accidentally) decking a kid in the face with a football during a visit to Iowa.

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As House Speaker in Florida, Rubio once dropped a pass from Tim Tebow (he caught two other throws).

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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