Despite the warnings of health experts all over the state, high school football will be starting up once again in Florida in a couple weeks.
Though many are worried about the very real danger to these students' safety, Florida Senator Marco Rubio saw this occasion as a perfect opportunity to make a joke.
On Twitter, Rubio shared a picture suggesting critics of the return of high school football would be less vocal if the football teams wore anti-facist protest "uniforms."
I think I found a way to get some of the people who want to cancel football this year to change their minds,but we… https://t.co/ZDZIv1nzge— Marco Rubio (@Marco Rubio) 1597493421.0
Floridians were shocked and disgusted at Rubio's levity at the expense of their children.
@marcorubio But go ahead and joke about it. You’re a disgrace. https://t.co/8OycJ8kiv1— GiGi 🦋 (@GiGi 🦋) 1597509397.0
@marcorubio I return to work under a hybrid plan on August 24. You know what 'equipment' we had to buy for ourselve… https://t.co/axtuhqeBxJ— D Villella ❄️ (@D Villella ❄️) 1597505772.0
@marcorubio On behalf of the people who have suffered and died, and who will suffer and die, I hope the conscience… https://t.co/Gn5EkhJytj— Elizabeth Picciuto 🌱 (@Elizabeth Picciuto 🌱) 1597500846.0
The United States and Florida have failed to contain the pandemic but Rubio thinks this is a good time to crack a couple jokes.
@marcorubio Florida has almost 10,000 dead and you are cracking COVID jokes. Can’t wait until you are voted out in 2022.— Adam Best (@Adam Best) 1597503022.0
@marcorubio I don't want to cancel football. I just don't want players, coaches, trainers, assistants, the TV crew… https://t.co/cafSl7MyvY— Glenn Ferrara (@Glenn Ferrara) 1597502130.0
Dr. Jennifer Maynard, head of the athletic board's medical advisory committee, recommended that high school sports like football be delayed.
"Until this virus is given the respect it deserves to quiet down, introducing sports adds fuel to the fire."
@marcorubio Nobody wants to cancel football, Marco. We're forced to cancel football because, unlike other countries… https://t.co/9CQ96j0Yjw— Paul 👻 (@Paul 👻) 1597493721.0
@marcorubio Ezekiel 34:3-4 The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have… https://t.co/yZ1e427IyZ— Adam Cohen Lawyers for Good Government #DemCast (@Adam Cohen Lawyers for Good Government #DemCast) 1597502220.0
@marcorubio Over 170,000 Americans were unavailable for comment. https://t.co/LjA39syscE— Alamo_on_the_rise 🆘🍑 (@Alamo_on_the_rise 🆘🍑) 1597509203.0
In Georgia, where a school was closed after 35 students and teachers were diagnosed with the virus, the football players were the first to test positive.
@marcorubio Boy, it's a good thing you're not a Christian or this would make you look like a real a**hole. https://t.co/TiIMn3RlxV— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz) 1597505360.0
@marcorubio This is a more current photo... from this year, in the United States https://t.co/UgOdcz6FoN— Mike 😷 Hamm (@Mike 😷 Hamm) 1597498741.0
@marcorubio In case you missed this one! https://t.co/KzQfYszzPp— Lula Rodriguez (@Lula Rodriguez) 1597493644.0
There's nothing funny about the needless deaths and illnesses suffered in Florida.
@marcorubio It’s early and I can’t tell if you’re trying to be funny. Here’s a map for you. https://t.co/odJ8zsSyT8— Susan Campbell #BlackLivesMatter (@Susan Campbell #BlackLivesMatter) 1597497516.0
@marcorubio You’re hilarious. I’m sure the 7000 Floridians who will die of Covid19 by Election Day find this especi… https://t.co/no8S7LVTDF— Nancy Toby (@Nancy Toby) 1597493692.0
Senator Rubio has hopefully learned the hard way that there's an appropriate time and place for jokes and that this is not it.