Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has spoken about the rumour he soiled himself at a McDonald’s in Sydney’s south more than 20 years ago.
The year was 1997, and the Cronulla Sharks faced off against the Brisbane Broncos powerhouse in the Super League Grand Final.
But what seems to be more of a talking point than the game’s result on that fateful day of September 20, 1997, is a rumour circulating of what occurred in the bathroom of Engadine McDonald’s after the match.
The rumour is, Mr Morrison, a noted supporter of the Sharks, soiled himself. It has to be stressed though – the story is completely unsubstantiated and based on hearsay evidence.
Mr Morrison said at Canberra’s Midwinter Ball last year “it will remain the mystery of the ages”.
But on Friday the PM told KIIS FM's Will and Woody show the rumour is “total rubbish”.
“I must admit I've been constantly amused by how something like that goes viral. I sometimes joke with my staff, not that we can do it at the moment, ‘do you want to pop into Engadine Macca’s?’ just for a laugh,” he told the program.
“I’ve got no idea where it came from.”
The rumour started after Sydney-based hip hop artist Joyride tweeted his friend was working at McDonald’s at the time of the alleged pooping incident and it was “pretty bad”.
Asides from the accusation, there’s no real proof the PM soiled himself. Unfortunately, the story’s taken on a larger than life persona since it emerged.
You might notice cartoons of the PM’s head posted around Sydney with the words “Engadine Macca’s” and “1997” printed on them.
For the record, ScoMo’s side lost the ‘97 Grand Final 26-8.
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