‘Hardly Bob Hawke’: Prime Minister Scott Morrison reluctantly sips a beer in an NRL change room with the team who defeated his beloved Cronulla Sharks
- Scott Morrison attended Cronulla Sharks and Parramatta Eels game on Saturday
- He visited the Eels’ change room to congratulate them on their 28 to 4 victory
- The prime minister was handed a can of beer and cheered on to skoll the drink
Scott Morrison has been caught on camera sipping a beer in an NRL change room belonging to the team who defeated his beloved Cronulla Sharks.
The prime minister attended the Cronulla Sharks and Parramatta Eels clash at Bankwest Stadium, in western Sydney, on Saturday night.
He was seen standing with the Sharks before crossing enemy lines and heading into the Eels’ change room to congratulate them on their incredible 28 to 4 win.
Mr Morrison, who was dressed in a Cronulla jacket, went around the room, congratulating and shaking the hands of the winning team.
Halfway through, one of the players opened a can of beer and passed it to the prime minister.
Mr Morrison was cheered on by the squad as he accepted the beer and reluctantly took a sip.
The Eels’ excitement quickly dissipated when Mr Morrison put the can back on the table.
The footage was played on Fox and host Yvonne Sampson declared Mr Morrison’s sip of the beer was ‘hardly Bob Hawke’.
‘Well done ScoMo. A bit of sportsmanship there.’
Mr Hawke is well known for his beer skolling skills at cricket matches.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is handed a beer and cheered on to skoll the beverage
The former Labor prime minister, who is fabled for his drinking abilities, was displayed on the big screen at the SCG as he raised his empty glass to the crowd in victory.
He famously slammed down a lager to the roar of the crowd at the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney back in 2018.
Mr Hawke also downed his beer during 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 smashing it in front of a raucous crowd.
Mr Hawke previously held the world record downing a yard of ale, two and a half pints, in 11 seconds when studying at Oxford.
He died on May 16, 2019 at the age of 89.
Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke skolls a cold beer during day two of the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2018