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Scott Morrison Says Kid Is Okay After He Was Decked During A Soccer Match In Tasmania

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Scott Morrison Says Kid Is Okay After He Was Decked During A Soccer Match In Tasmania

The poor kid decked by Scott Morrison on the campaign trail in Tasmania hasn't been injured.

Shocking footage made the rounds yesterday (May 18) that showed the Prime Minister accidentally mowing down a small boy in an awkward gaffe only days before the federal election.

Morrison was channelling his inner dorky dad in a photo-op soccer match with some youngsters at the time.

He could be seen going for the ball, only to turn on his heel and collide with the child.


The pair went tumbling to the ground and the Prime Minister immediately stopped to check that the child was okay.

9News reporter Eliza Edwards posted a video of the moment on Twitter and people could not believe their eyes.

But, thankfully, it has since turned out that the kid in question, Luca, was absolutely fine.


The Prime Minister confirmed he checked in with Luca after the game.

"A shout out to young Luca for being such a good sport. You may have seen we had a bit of a collision at club training tonight at the Devonport Strikers Football Club in Tasmania," he wrote on social media.

I spoke to Luca and his mum Ali tonight to check in on him and he was in good form."

Credit: Devonport Strikers/Facebook.
Credit: Devonport Strikers/Facebook.

The Devonport Strikers also confirmed that Luca was a-ok following his high-speed collision with the Prime Minister.

"Our club values are determination, effort and respect. We think Luca showed plenty of determination and effort to stop the PM scoring at all costs," the club said.

"The latest star of the election is ok and looking forward to being the star of the show at school tomorrow."

On ya, Luca.


It was especially awkward considering only days prior the Prime Minister had given himself the nickname 'The Bulldozer' in a TV interview with the ABC.

Talk about bad timing.

As people have pointed out, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson did the same thing when he was playing rugby with some lads.


The then-Mayor of London absolutely decked a 10-year-old boy during the game.

The moment happened back in 2015 when he was on the final day of his three-day trade mission to Japan.

He took possession of the ball and raced towards the try line and charged forward through the children.

Johnson quickly apologised to the child.

Featured Image Credit: Eliza Edwards/Twitter. Scott Morrison/Instagram

Topics: Australia

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