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Scott Morrison gets BOOED by the crowd at Shane Warne’s memorial

Frosty moment Scott Morrison gets BOOED by the crowd at Shane Warne’s memorial – after jetting in with Anthony Albanese just to say goodbye

Scott Morrison was greeted with a frosty reception when he arrived at the state memorial service for Shane Warne. 

A Who’s Who of Australian society joined more than 50,000 fans on Wednesday to say goodbye to Warne, who died aged 52 during a boy’s trip on March 4.

As host Eddie McGuire welcomed the prime minister to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the stadium erupted boos.  

The moment has divided social media users as to whether it was appropriate to boo the Prime Minister during a memorial service. 

Scott Morrison has been greeted with a frosty reception while arriving at the state memorial service for Shane Warne

One Twitter user wrote: ‘Ha, Boos when Eddie Maguire acknowledged Scott Morrison’s attendance at Shane Warne’s memorial service. Nice touch.’

Another Tweeted: ‘I wouldn’t oppose booing Morrison in most places but really they should leave it out here. I don’t think it’s something Warnie would have endorsed.’ 

‘Yeah, I’m cool with him (or any politician) being booed most places but not at a memorial service,’ added a third.  

Fans usually boo the Prime Minister at major sporting events with Mr Morrison previously describing it as ‘a great tradition’. 

Mr Morrison and Labor leader Anthony Albanese had travelled to Melbourne together for the service.

The PM was scheduled to appear on ABC’s 7:30 report with Leigh Sales to pitch his pre-election budget to voters.

However, the ABC host informed viewers on Wednesday night that Mr Morrison had withdrawn and is due to appear next week. 

The Prime Minister’s Office said Mr Morrison’s plans were changed so he could attend Warne’s memorial service. 

‘In order to arrive on time for this evening’s Shane Warne memorial, the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition need to leave Canberra earlier than originally planned,’ it said.  

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