‘Barely Bob Hawke’: Prime Minister Scott Morrison reluctantly drinks a beer in an NRL locker room with the team that beat his beloved Cronulla Sharks
- Scott Morrison attended the Cronulla Sharks and Parramatta Eels match on Saturday
- He visited the eel’s dressing room to congratulate them on their 28-to-4 victory
- The Prime Minister was handed a can of beer and cheered for the drink to snooze
Scott Morrison has been caught on camera sipping a beer in an NRL locker room of the team that beat his beloved Cronulla Sharks.
The Prime Minister attended the Cronulla Sharks and Parramatta Eels clash at Bankwest Stadium, in western Sydney, on Saturday evening.
He was seen standing with the Sharks before crossing enemy lines and entering the Eels’ locker room to congratulate them on their incredible 28v4 victory.
Mr. Morrison, dressed in a Cronulla jacket, walked around the room, congratulating and shaking hands with the winning team.
Halfway through, one of the players opened a can of beer and handed it to the Prime Minister.
Morrison was cheered on by the squad when he accepted the beer and reluctantly took a sip.
The Eels’ excitement quickly faded when Mr. Morrison put the can back on the table.
The footage was played on Fox and presenter Yvonne Sampson stated that Morrison’s sip of the beer was “barely Bob Hawke.”
Well done ScoMo. A little sportsmanship there. ‘
Mr. Hawke is known for his ability to skoll beer at cricket matches.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is handed a beer and encouraged to doze the drink
The former Labor Prime Minister, who is legendary for his drinking ability, was shown on the SCG’s big screen as he raised his empty glass to the crowd in victory.
He famously knocked down a lager to the roar of the crowd at the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney in 2018.
Mr. Hawke also drank his beer at the Sydney test in 2012 and again in 2014 and 2017.
In 2012, he was famously handed a beer by a cricket fan and was filmed hitting it in front of a raucous crowd.
Mr Hawke previously held the world record by knocking down a meter of beer, two and a half pints, in 11 seconds while studying at Oxford.
He died on May 16, 2019 at the age of 89.
Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke drinks a cold beer during the second day of the Fifth Test match of the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2018