Prime Minister Scott Morrison knocks down a child while playing football on the campaign trail

The young footballer brought down by Prime Minister Scott Morrison in an awkward mishap on the pitch is doing well and is looking forward to going to school on Thursday, his club confirmed, praising the boy’s “determination”.

morrison tripped and collided with Luca on Wednesday while campaigning for the Devonport Strikers football club in Tasmania.

“The values ​​of our club are determination, effort and respect,” the Strikers said on Facebook.

Unfortunately, with his eye on the ball, Morrison collided with a small player. (Getty)

“We think Luca showed a lot of determination and effort to prevent the PM from scoring at all costs!

“The latest election star is doing well and looking forward to being the star of the school show tomorrow!”

Morrison responded to the post by thanking Luca for being “such a good athlete.”

“It’s great to chat with you and your mom tonight and hear that everything is fine,” he said.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison accidentally runs over a child while visiting the Devonport Strikers football club, which is in the Braddon constituency of Devonport, Australia.
Morrison placed the redheaded young jock on top of him in an awkward hug. (Getty)

“I enjoyed our chat about your love of football and hearing that you’ve had three hat-tricks already.”

Elizabeth Howes, who said her son was also in the field at the time, said she would not have given such a positive reaction.

“You were playing with my son in that game,” he said.

“I am furious that you were allowed to play and potentially injured my son.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison accidentally runs over a child while visiting the Devonport Strikers football club, which is in the Braddon constituency of Devonport, Australia.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison stands up after the incident. (Getty)

“He didn’t know who you were, he thought people taking pictures of him were amazing.”

Morrison had been invited to join the practice match, still in his formal shirt, tie and shoes, during a visit to the football club in the fringe constituency of Braddon in northern Tasmania.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison accidentally runs over a child while visiting the Devonport Strikers football club, which is in the Braddon constituency of Devonport, Australia.
Once the couple recovered, the prime minister gave him a high five. (Getty)

The Liberal leader, eager to get into action, shot from the outside of the field towards the ball, his tie flapping over his shoulder.

Unfortunately, with his eye on the ball, he seemed to stumble and bump into Luca.

The young player was knocked down by Morrison, who landed on top of him.

Morrison tossed the red-haired young jock on top of him in a

awkward hug, before sitting down looking dazed.

Once the couple recovered, the prime minister gave him a high five.

Liberal Gavin Pearce has Braddon by a narrow margin of 3.1 percent.

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