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On this time of pandemic and nationwide emergencies, disinformation is a major problem. That’s why Marco Rubio, the senior United States senator from Florida, needs to make one factor clear throughout this ongoing disaster: You folks must shut up about Tekken character Marshall Regulation.

“Please cease spreading silly rumors about marshall legislation. COMPLETELY FALSE,” Rubio wrote in a tweet this morning, pinky planted firmly on the Shift key to sign the gravity of the state of affairs. “We are going to proceed to see closings & restrictions on hours of non-essential companies in sure cities & states. However that’s NOT marshall legislation.”

Certainly it’s not. Marshall Regulation, or simply Regulation to his pals, is a Jeet Kune Do practitioner launched to the Tekken sequence in its inaugural 1994 outing. He was closely based mostly on real-life martial artist Bruce Lee, however ultimately turned a mustachioed father determine after being changed by his son Forest Regulation in 1997’s Tekken 3. (Rubio didn’t point out Forest in his tweet.)

I’m not fairly certain what Marshall Regulation has to do with novel coronavirus pressure covid-19. He’s not actual, for starters, and I don’t keep in mind seeing anybody begin rumors about him on-line. A lot of his time is spent coaching college students at his private dojo. Come to consider it, Regulation did begin a quick meals enterprise known as Marshall China in Tekken 4, so perhaps that’s the place Rubio received blended up?

It’s additionally attainable that the senator doesn’t know how one can spell “martial law.”

In any case, it’s necessary to look to our leaders for steering in these troubling occasions.