Nightmare for Anthony Albanese as his beloved Sydney Swans and South Sydney Rabbitohs BOTH capitulate in essential matches in day to FORGET for Australia’s Prime Minister
- It was a day to neglect for Anthony Albanese as each his groups misplaced huge video games
- The Prime Minister was in Melbourne to observe the Swans lose the AFL grand closing
- He then jetted to Sydney as Souths capitulated to lose their NRL preliminary closing
Sporting a pink and white scarf – the Swans’ membership colors – Albanese joked that his deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles can be at fault if the Swans fell brief.
‘You always remember your first Grand Ultimate. Mine was manner again in 1989 after I drove all the way down to see one of many best Grand Finals that had ever been held between Hawthorn and Geelong,’ he mentioned.
‘I used to be on the sting of my seat. Hopefully I will be in a greater seat immediately than I used to be again then.
‘If Geelong win, I am actually apprehensive that after I was away final week in London, Richard Marles was the appearing Prime Minister, so I am apprehensive that he is additionally sworn himself in because the minister for the Cats.’
Because it occurred, the Swans have been completely dominated by the Cats, falling to an 81-point defeat that can take a while to recuperate from for Buddy Franklin & Co.
Albanese then jetted from the MCG to Accor Stadium to observe his beloved South Sydney Rabbitohs tackle reigning NRL premiers Penrith Panthers on this season’s preliminary closing.
This time watching on with a pink and inexperienced scarf, the Prime Minister regarded despondent as his aspect capitulated and threw away a 12-point result in endure a 32-12 defeat and crash out of the finals.
Earlier than his rise to the very best workplace within the nation, Albanese was a daily Souths fan and took the streets alongside hundreds of followers over 20 years in the past to protest their expulsion from the newly fashioned NRL competitors.
He additionally famously stood in federal parliament in 1999 and tabled a variety of motions together with calling upon the NRL to incorporate South Sydney within the 2000 competitors.
‘Just like the working-class individuals who help them, South Sydney have all the time paid their manner,’ he mentioned.
‘In contrast to groups reminiscent of Melbourne and Cronulla who can be bancrupt have been it not for Information Restricted.
‘And other people from this proud custom know the right way to battle, in parliament, within the streets and within the courtroom.’
Historical past reveals that South Sydney gained that battle. Albanese nonetheless wears his weathered scarf and battered, classic Rabbitohs jersey on common events.