Scott Morrison 'bulldozes' kid on soccer field

·News Reporter
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The campaign trail has been a rocky road for Prime Minister Scott Morrison, but his latest trip up has brought down an unsuspecting boy.

The unfortunate mishap happened in Tasmania on Wednesday at a kid's soccer match in Devonport, with a very enthusiastic Mr Morrison joining in the game.

Keen for a shot at winning the match, the nation's leader – dressed in a shirt and tie – powered toward a young player with the ball, but a misstep caused him to shoulder charge another young boy instead.

Scott Morrison tackled a young boy during a soccer match in Tasmania. Source: AAP
Scott Morrison tackled a young boy during a soccer match in Tasmania. Source: AAP

The young boy, named Luca, fell flat under the weight of Mr Morrison who rolled around for a few seconds before finding his feet.

The moment was caught on camera and has since been shared online where others have compared the Aussie leader's blunder to a similar gaffe by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Unfortunately, the UK leader – then a Mayor – suffered the same fate back in 2015 while playing rugby in Japan, with a 10-year-old schoolboy left wincing in pain.

It seems Mr Morrison lived up to his own words, showing the nation how much of a "bulldozer he really is."

Addressing the club's parents and kids, Mr Morrison took the incident in his stride.

"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 told the room.

The "bulldozer" comment refers to the Prime Minister's comments last week where he admitted he can be "a bit of a bulldozer."

Mr Morrison knocked the boy right over and rolled around before he found his feet. Source: Getty
Mr Morrison knocked the boy right over and rolled around before he found his feet. Source: Getty

Social media erupts: 'Good tackle Scott'

It wasn't long before social media became inundated with comments from Aussies who saw the amusing blunder.

Many pointed out that he was playing soccer and not rugby where tackles are allowed.

"Can he do anything right?" one person mocked.

"Good tackle Scott, but it's the wrong game," joked another.

One said "Bulldogs need to sign him up," referring to the NRL football team.

While others were more concerned about Luca, who is reportedly doing fine.

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