Prime Minister Scott Morrison has knocked over a small child during his campaign trail by crash tackling the boy to the ground in a mock soccer match in Tasmania.
The incident occurred when Morrison attempted to make a run for the ball, accidentally wiping out the little Davenport Striker player, Luca Fauvette.
The pair got up from the ground, all smiles, with Morrison asking the player if he was “all good”.
“Where’s Luca? Please tell me he hasn’t gone off to the hospital,” the Prime Minister bantered with parents at the club afterwards.
Morrison joked that he heard the club needed a “bulldozer” on the team, saying he’d be happy to oblige.
“I look forward to coming back on another occasion. I think that when that grandstand comes down, I hear it might need a bit of a bulldozer to knock it down, so I might be able to help with that,” he quipped.
Labor Member for Parliament, Jason Clare, shared a video on Twitter of Morrison’s blunder, saying “no one is safe from the bulldozer”.
— Jason Clare MP (@JasonClareMP) May 18, 2022
The Davenport Strikers club shared an update on Luca on their Facebook page, saying he was “the star of the election”.
Morrison gave Luca a shoutout on his Facebook as well, stating the young boy has a “budding career already”.
The internet did not disappoint with its reactions to Morrison’s gaffe, with people taking to social media to poke fun at the Prime Minister.
Scomo asks Jenny if bowling over a kid was bad
— The Chaser (@chaser) May 18, 2022
The Bulldozer still has it. The kid was threatening. The PM was the last line of defence. He could not let the nation down.
Soot moved suddenly for a big man & flattened the youngster a quarter of his size. The nation breathed a sigh of relief knowing it was in safe hands.#auspol
— H.G Nelson (@hg_nelson) May 18, 2022
— Tim Barrow (@TheBarrow) May 18, 2022