Marco Rubio Weighs In On NFL Rules Controversy

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The NFL is once again engulfed in controversy, but this time, it has nothing to do with anthem protests or off the field arrests.

The new controversy that has enflamed football fans is the new rule that penalizes defensive players for driving quarterbacks into the ground in a way that defensive players and many fans are claiming defies the laws of physics and wussifies the game that they love.

This season, we’ve seen this already cost the Green Bay Packers a game when Clay Matthews was penalized for a controversial hit on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins that cost Green Bay a sure win over a division rival. (RELATED: Here’s Why This NFL Star Claims The League Is Getting ‘Soft’)

One prominent U.S. Senator, however, is offering a warning to frustrated fans. Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio sent off a series of tweets that basically warned that if fans and players can’t accept these new rules, the sport will cease to exist.

Rubio himself is a former football player, having played throughout high school and receiving a scholarship to play at Tarkio College in Missouri as a freshman.