Australian Prime Minister Joins Children During Friendly Football Match -By ASC

Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently described himself as “a bit of a bulldozer”. (File)


Politicians aim to kiss babies, not bump into children.

But on the campaign trail on Wednesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison attacked a boy during a friendly kick, eliciting a chorus of shocked “ooohs” and “aaaws” from the audience.

Morrison plays five -a -side football in northern Tasmania, where he is seeking votes ahead of Saturday’s election.

At first, Morrison-shaved off his jacket, but still wearing a shirt and tie-wandered around the field somewhat indefinitely, trying to get toes on the ball here and there while playing table tennis from boy to boy.

But then the 54 -year -old stepped up, chasing a cross -field pass that threatened a mini -goal from the opposition.

Morrison, who recently described himself as a “little bulldozer”, bowed his head and torso like a veteran sprinter ready to get off the block and push himself forward to intercept a pass.

Unfortunately, a little red-haired boy about two-thirds of Morrison’s size was blocked.

Morrison’s left shoulder drove directly into the unsuspecting boy’s face, causing the two to fall to an artificial pitch-in what one commentator called “doing BoJo”, referring to a similar incident British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a friendly rugby match .

Realizing what he had done, Morrison hugged the child in his arms and lifted him off the ground, as a coach ran across for an immediate Head Injury Assessment and the photographer turned to a quick shot.

Morrison’s teammates played, taking advantage of the guy – and the boy – coming down to drill the ball into the top right corner.

The shocked words of rebuke turned into muffled laughter as the young man cleaned himself up and Morrison shyly rose to his feet.

“Red card and face tribunal on Saturday,” a Twitter commenter said.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by AGRASMARTCITY staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


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