Prime Minister Scott Morrison puts on a daggy display at the Australia Open as he’s booed by raucous tennis fans
- Scott Morrison was booed by the crowd as he appeared on the big screen at Australian Open on Sunday
- The Prime Minister had earlier in the day attempted to hit some balls on the court while in business attire
- Australian player Ash Barty was earlier congratulated by the PM as she progresses in to the quarter finals
Scott Morrison has been booed by the crowd at the Australian Open just hours after a daggy on-court display at Melbourne Park.
The prime minister was shown briefly on the big screen during coverage of the Roger Federer and Stefanos Tsitsipas match on Sunday evening, prompting a negative reaction from the rowdy crowd.
‘Booing #ScoMo @AustralianOpen – of course. That’s the tradition for an unpopular PM attending a popular event trying to be popular,’ one viewer posted to Twitter.
Scott Morrison was booed by the crowd at the Australian Open only hours after putting on a daggy on-court display at Melbourne Park (pictured)
The moment the crowd appeared to boo the Prime Minister as he appeared on the big screen during the Roger Federer match
The moment happened just hours after Morrison took to the court dressed in a business shirt, boots, and a poorly fitting cap to show off his tennis moves – even going so far as to hop in a wheelchair to play alongside Dylan Alcott (pictured)
The PM got some coaching from gold medal and grand slam winner Alcott, though it may not have helped
The awkward moment occurred after Morrison took to the court dressed in a business shirt, boots, and a poorly fitted cap to show off his tennis moves – even going so far as to hop in a wheelchair to play alongside Dylan Alcott.
The 28-year-old Paralympian and Grand Slam winner chatted to Mr Morrison as he made the most of the photo opportunity.
Earlier in the day, Morrison congratulated young Australian player Ash Barty after her victory over Maria Sharapova. The 22-year-old will now play in the quarter finals.
Earlier in the day, Morrison congratulated young Australian player Ash Barty after her victory over Maria Sharapova. The 22-year-old will now play in the quarter finals
Scott Morrison and his wife Jennifer Morrison settling into the centre court stands after a long day at the Australian Open
On Sunday night, Mr Morrison took his place in the crowd on centre court to watch Roger Federer.
Perhaps one of the greatest to ever play the game, Federer suffered an excruciatingly close defeat to 20-year-old newcomer Stefanos Tsitsiaps in four sets.
The crowd became unruly during the match, with some viewers reportedly yelling out during rallies and interrupting play.
‘Re the morons in the crowd shouting out during rallies – surely the stewards, or indeed other members of the crowd, can identify the loud-mouthed miscreants and have them removed. What a great match this is,’ one member of the stands posted, according to The Guardian.
The Australian Open enters its eighth day on Monday with big names Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, and Alexander Zverev to hit the court.
The Prime Minster also took to the court with up-and-coming Australian player Kimberly Birrell (pictured)
Roger Federer, perhaps one of the greatest to ever play the game, suffered an excruciatingly close defeat to 20-year-old newcomer Stefanos Tsitsiaps in four sets on Sunday evening (pictured together)