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Port Adelaide chairman David Koch SNAPS at Mark Beretta for putting a Geelong scarf on him

Port Adelaide chairman David Koch SNAPS at his Sunrise co-star Mark Beretta for draping a Geelong scarf around his neck ahead of AFL clash this week

David Koch was visibly unimpressed on Wednesday when his colleague Mark Beretta draped a Geelong AFL scarf around his shoulders.

The Sunrise co-host is the chairman of Port Adelaide, who Geelong are set to face in the first week of the finals this Friday.

‘Why are colleagues so mean,’ mused the comically annoyed 65-year-old TV host in his Instagram Stories.

‘Not happy Jan’: David Koch was visibly unimpressed on Wednesday when his colleague Mark Beretta draped a Geelong AFL scarf around his shoulder. The Sunrise co-host is the chairman of Port Adelaide, who Geelong are set to face in the first week of the finals this Friday

The next post showed Kochie angrily throwing the offending garment off, along with the caption, ‘Not happy Jan’. 

Port Adelaide finished the AFL’s regular season in second place, while sports reporter Beretta’s beloved Cats ended up third. 

The light-hearted sporting rivalry wasn’t the first altercation Kochie has been a part of this week.

The veteran TV host raised the ire of Prime Minister Scott Morrison by peppering the politician with questions about how premiers are dealing with Covid outbreaks around Australia.

No! Kochie angrily threw the offending garment off

No! Kochie angrily threw the offending garment off

Koch said the popularity of Queenslander Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan suggested people in those states supported a tough approach to border restrictions to keep them Covid-free.

‘I’m not going to get drawn into any sort of debate about this with the states,’ Mr Morrison replied. 

‘We’ve got a plan, we’ve agreed to a plan, its based on the best medical, health and economic advice and so we’ve got to get on with delivering that plan.’ 

Mr Morrison has been defending the plan to reopen Australia and end lockdowns once vaccination rates reach 70 to 80 per cent of the eligible population.

This is despite premiers such as Ms Palaszczuk and Mr McGowan saying they expect certain restrictions to remain in place, particularly while states such as NSW and Victoria continue to battle escalating outbreaks.

‘There’s a lot of noise at the moment,’ Mr Morrison said. 

Rivalry: Port Adelaide finished the AFL's regular season in second place, while sports reporter Beretta's beloved Cats ended up third

Rivalry: Port Adelaide finished the AFL’s regular season in second place, while sports reporter Beretta’s beloved Cats ended up third

‘There’s lot of hypothetical discussions about what people might and might not do, Let’s see what they actually do.

‘Let’s keep working together to open up the country.’  

The prime minister said vaccination was the way out lockdowns and Covid restrictions, despite the insistence of some state premiers on border closures. 

‘There’s no government, no individual, no set of border protections, that is more powerful than the vaccine,’ he said. 

‘Once the vaccine is there at 70 or 80 per cent, you do more harm than good to your people by locking them down and locking them up and keeping them in the cave. 

At loggerheads: The light-hearted sporting rivalry wasn't the first altercation Kochie has been a part of this week. The veteran TV host raised the ire of Prime Minister Scott Morrison by peppering the politician with questions about how premiers are dealing with Covid outbreaks around Australia

At loggerheads: The light-hearted sporting rivalry wasn't the first altercation Kochie has been a part of this week. The veteran TV host raised the ire of Prime Minister Scott Morrison by peppering the politician with questions about how premiers are dealing with Covid outbreaks around Australia

At loggerheads: The light-hearted sporting rivalry wasn’t the first altercation Kochie has been a part of this week. The veteran TV host raised the ire of Prime Minister Scott Morrison by peppering the politician with questions about how premiers are dealing with Covid outbreaks around Australia 

‘Over the next few months I think people will understand that very clearly.’  

Immunity experts at the Doherty Institute advised the country can reopen safely when 70 to 80 per cent of those over 16 are vaccinated.

Under that target, Mr Morrison said the nation’s most vulnerable groups will be fully vaccinated and a portion of the remaining 20 to 30 per cent of the population will have received at least one dose. 

But the premiers of Queensland and WA have both disputed the accuracy of the Doherty Institute’s modelling. 

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