Twitter trolls slam Scott Morrison after he accidentally ‘bulldozed’ a boy during a soccer match – even though the child laughed about it after
- The PM accidently bowled over a young boy during a soccer match in Tasmania
- The boy Luca later clarified he wasn’t hurt despite being knocked to the ground
Twitter trolls have used Scott Morrison accidentally bowling over a child during a soccer match as an excuse to have a go at him, despite the little boy being unhurt and laughing about the ‘bulldozing’.
Mr Morrison was visiting the Devonport Strikers Soccer Club on Wednesday, which is in the electorate of Braddon in Tasmania.
Just days ago the PM frankly admitted that he’s a ‘bit of a bulldozer’.
The Prime Minister joked, ‘I’m surprised he hasn’t been taken to hospital.’
The little boy, who was ‘bulldozed’ by Morrison appeared on Today along with his grandmother Joy to discuss the tackle, with the boy telling the co-hosts he was ‘good’
‘So we were playing soccer and I think someone tried to pass it to me or Mr Morrison and what happened (was) he tripped and he was trying not to fall on top of me,’ Luca said on-air.
Both Mr Morrison and the child were uninjured and high-fived after the accidental clash (pictured)
The prime minister accidentally fell on top of the boy named Luca, but both were unhurt after the collision
Prime Minister Scott Morrison accidentally knocks over a child during a visit to the Devonport Strikers Soccer Club, which is in the electorate of Braddon, on May 18, 2022
‘So he tried to fall underneath me.’
Luca said Mr Morrison called him a ‘good sport’ after the incident.
‘I could see how (Morrison) was trying to protect him and keep him from being hurt by his own body I think,’ his grandmother Joy said.
‘Then Luca got up pretty well soon after, I could see he was all right.’
Luca then revealed Mr Morrison had called him later that day to check whether he was ‘OK’, adding that he ‘must be a big fan of football’.
Luca then held up a red card, declaring that Morrison should have been given a penalty.
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese said he was glad ‘that little boy is OK’.
‘Quite clearly it wasn’t on purpose,’ Mr Albanese said.
While the little boy laughed about the incident, some turned it into a political political pointscoring opportunity.
The young soccer player appeared to be a fan of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo donning a replica of his jersey (pictured)
The child appeared to shrug off the clash though Mr Morrison took a little longer to get to his feet (pictured)
‘WTAF? As a primary school teacher, I’d probably be suspended if I did that! He’s a big heavy man. That is dangerous. He’s from another planet,’ Kate Stanner tweeted.
‘Proving his ineptitude once again … … it’s sad that I’ve repeated this comment SO MANY TIMES!!’ Bill Falknau wrote on Facebook.
‘Surely this bloke can’t survive after Saturday. He’s a national and international embarrassment,’ Cody Murray added.
However others jumped to Scott Morrison’s defence.
‘Looked like his only thought was for the child’s safety, good how he held the child and rolled so he landed on the ground and not the child,’ Sue Tidey said.
‘ScoMo played a sport with some kids. They tripped, he held the kid up and took the fall himself protecting the boy. Totally nothing and innocent. Actually endearing and nice he took the time to play. Move on!’ added Louise Ward.