ScoMo’s biggest hit? New blow for Scott Morrison, as his beloved Cronulla Sharks consider firing him as number 1 ticket holder due to Robodebt’s misfortune
In the wake of the damning findings of the Robodebt royal commission, Scott Morrison has taken another hit, and his beloved Sharks are considering removing him as their number one. 1 wallet.
The former prime minister has faced a torrent of criticism and is calling for his resignation from the back seat in the wake of scathing findings by Royal Commissioner Catherine Holmes, who discovered Morrison misled the cabinet and gave false evidence.
Liberal leader Peter Dutton ruled out calling for the resignation of his criticized colleague, and Morrison strongly denied any wrongdoing over the failed and illegal Robodebt scheme.
But that hasn’t silenced critics calling for his work, among other things, and now his beloved Cronulla Sharks have joined.
The club is considering removing him as their no. 1 ticket, a title he has held since his premiership year in 2016, as a result of damning findings under the Sydney Morning Herald.
Scott Morrison (left, pictured with Sharks legend Paul Gallen) faces another brutal blow, with his beloved club considering revoking his world no. 1 Ticket Holder on Robodebt’s Damning Findings
The royal commission found that the former prime minister, pictured at a Sharks game in 2019, misled the cabinet when the now-infamous Robodebt scheme was introduced.
Morrison tops the team song after a Cronulla win in 2019. Federal member Cook has been the club’s number one. 1 holder since 2016
Morrison and his office have reportedly contacted the Sharks and maintain there is no danger of him being removed, but the headline reported that Cronulla officials confirmed they would consider revoking his status if found guilty of negligence or misconduct. .
He strongly rejected the royal commission’s findings on the failed $750 million debt recovery programme, which it described as a “crude and cruel mechanism” that made people feel like “criminals”.
“I completely reject each of the findings that are critical of my participation in the authorization of the scheme and are adverse to me,” Morrison said in a statement.
“They are wrong, unsubstantiated and contradicted by clear documentary evidence presented to the commission.”
Morrison used his first speech as prime minister-elect in 2018 to declare that he wanted to turn all Australians into Sharks fans, though he joked that he would not make it a national policy.
The former PM has a laugh with then half-shark Chad Townsend after a win
Morrison waves to the crowd with a beer in hand as he enjoys a game while Prime Minister, in 2019
Scott Morrison (left) laughs with US MP Michael McCormack in the House of Representatives in May. He might not laugh if his beloved Sharks revoke his ticket-holder status
Now he faces the ignominy of his status as world no. 1 Cronulla fan being revoked, something many Australians are fine with.
‘This makes sense. After all, sharks have a keen sense of smell… especially when there’s blood in the water,’ one fan quipped, with another writing: ‘Liberals need to do the right thing and get rid of Scomo. Sharks can’t afford to have an evil mongrel as their number 1 fan either!
‘I should NEVER have given it to him in the first place. Made by those trying to make their own nests,’ said a third, and Morrison only followed the club once he moved to the area from the eastern suburbs.
Morrison is far from the first politician to maintain no status. 1 ticket holder in an NRL club.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was previously Manly’s number one. innings starter, while Morrison’s trusted right-hand man, Josh Frydenberg, caught the gong on the Storm three years ago.