Top-Polling GOP Candidates Participate In First Republican Presidential Debate
Sen. Marco Rubio at the Cleveland Fox News debate Scott Olson—Getty Images

Marco Rubio (Accidentally) Hit a Kid in the Face With a Football

Aug 18, 2015

Marco Rubio's visit to Des Moines spiraled out of control on Tuesday when he hit accidentally a child in the face with a football.

The errant throw came while Rubio was tossing the ball around with a group of kids in Iowa. According to a Bloomberg tweet, the child is okay. The throw, which was captured on video by Bloomberg News, went viral as a gif.

Rubio, along with Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, have been losing ground on the 2016 presidential campaign trail to Donald Trump. A new Fox News poll shows Rubio in third place among the GOP candidates with 12% of votes. Trump a whopping commands 25% of national support.

The throw has already become a meme: one of the best replaces the football with a Pokemon ball:

All products and services featured are based solely on editorial selection. TIME may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.