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NRL Star Latrell Mitchell Believes Scott Morrison Needs To Go And Australia Needs A 'Blak Prime Minister'

Jayden Collins

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NRL Star Latrell Mitchell Believes Scott Morrison Needs To Go And Australia Needs A 'Blak Prime Minister'

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NRL superstar Latrell Mitchell has had his say on who he believes should be the next Prime Minister of Australia - and it’s not Scott Morrison or Anthony Albanese.

The South Sydney fullback took to Instagram to let his 253,000 followers know he believes an Indigenous prime minister should be next in line.

On Monday morning, Mitchell posted an image to his Instagram story of ScoMo with a cross over the PM’s face.

He captioned the image: “He gotta go.”

However, unfortunately for Rabbitohs supporter, Labour leader Anthony Albanese, Mitchell wasn’t quite in favour of him either.

Mitchell continued: “Get a blak prime minister in, do a better job at running a country than unk here.”

Credit: Instagram/Latrell Mitchell
Credit: Instagram/Latrell Mitchell

Albanese has been on the South Sydney board since 1999, when the team was dropped from the NRL.

He was part of the board that convinced the league to reinstate the Rabbitohs into the competition in 2002 - helping organise rallies and tabling motions in parliament.

Albanese left the board after they returned to the NRL but was a strong supporter in selling the club to Russel Crowe and Peter Holmes during a meeting of more than 3000 Rabbitohs members in 2006. 

Unfortunately for Albanese, he won’t be able to catch Mitchell playing for the Souths along the election trail with the fullback injured during a Saturday NRL game against St George Illawarra Dragons.

Over the weekend, an MRI scan showed Mitchell’s hamstring was in worse shape than initially thought, with the NSW State of Origin representative expected to miss eight weeks of action.

Rabbitohs head physiotherapist, Eddie Farah said: “The tear was located in the tendon rather than in the muscle.

"What that means is recovery is going to be a lot slower."

The injury will give Mitchell plenty of time to keep on top of all the action along the election trail, with his comments on Instagram coming just 24 hours removed from the Prime Minister calling the election for May 21. 

In a media briefing on Monday, Morrison said: “It's a choice between strong economic management and strong financial management ... that contrasts to a Labor opposition who Australians know can't be trusted to manage money.”

According to a Newspoll from The Australian, Morrison currently has a 44 per cent approval rating while Albanese sits at 39 per cent. 

Topics: Politics, News, Australia, Sport

Jayden Collins
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