Moment Scott Morrison is BOOED by footy fans as the ex-PM makes a rare post-election appearance at the SCG to watch Sydney Swans sweep to victory – just days after his own loss
- Ex-prime minister Scott Morrison booed by spectators at an AFL match on Friday
- Mr Morrison was sitting in the stands and watching Swans vs Richmond Tigers
- He was shown on the big screen before his appearance drew jeers from crowd
Scott Morrison received an icy reception after he was booed by spectators at an AFL match.
The former prime minister was sitting in the stands of the Sydney Cricket Ground as he watched the Sydney Swans take on Richmond Tigers on Friday night.
He was shown on the big screen waving at the camera before drawing boos from the crowd.
Scott Morrison received an icy reception after he was booed by spectators at an AFL match
The former prime minister was sitting in the stands of the Sydney Cricket Ground as he watched the Sydney Swans take on Richmond Tigers on Friday night
One spectator was seen giving the middle finger as he punched the air with his hand.
Mr Morrison appeared unfazed by the jeering and continued to smile at the crowd.
AFL commentator Daisy Pearce described the reception as ‘frosty’.
Mr Morrison is finally letting go of one of his official residences, calling in removalists to help his family move their belongings out of The Lodge, following his election upset last Saturday.
A massive, bright orange removalist truck was filmed driving through the gates of the Canberra residence on Thursday afternoon, five days after Mr Morrison lost the federal election.
The Lodge, in the Canberra suburb of Deakin, is the official residence for the prime minister of Australia, with new PM Anthony Albanese now free to move in after he arrived back from the Quad summit in Japan on Wednesday night.
The second official residence of the prime minister of Australia is Kirribilli House, the harbourside heritage-listed mansion in Sydney that Mr Morrison’s family spent most of their time in during his almost four years as PM.
Mr Morrison was booed by spectators as he watched Sydney Swans take on Richmond Tigers
It’s likely Mr Albanese will make Kirribilli House his first home, with the new PM hailing from Sydney’s inner west, less than half an hour from the residence.
In an interview with 2GB radio host Ben Fordham on Thursday morning, Mr Morrison said he was looking forward to ‘being a dad’ again, telling the broadcaster he was already back on school drop-off duty.
‘I’ve just dropped the girls off to school this morning and I’m looking forward to being a dad again, it’s been a while since I’ve been able to spend as much time as I would like with the family,’ he said.
Mr Morrison also said he was keen to return to life as a ‘quiet Australian in the Shire’.