11/28/2012 09:07 am ET

Rick Snyder, Michigan Governor, Nearly Takes Shoe To Face At Basketball Game (PHOTO)

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's campaign slogan was "one tough nerd," and if you saw what nearly happened to him at a Tuesday night basketball game, you'd understand why.

The Republican was attending a game between the Michigan Wolverines and the North Carolina State Wolfpack in Ann Arbor, and nearly took a shoe to his face from Michigan freshman Mitch McGary.

Detroit Free Press photographer Julian H. Gonzalez captured the priceless reaction of the governor and his wife, Sue:

Snyder is a Michigan alumnus and holds basketball season tickets, according to the Associated Press.