Australian PM Morrison and Social Services Minister, and genuine footy nut, Dan Tehan were at a footy game when the cameras found them and the crowd booed

Australian PM Morrison and Social Services Minister, and genuine footy nut, Dan Tehan were at a footy game when the cameras found them and the crowd booed, by Mark Riley.

Morrison must have felt a sinking feeling, though, when the cameras captured the pair in the crowd and flashed their images up on the big screen.

It was the only moment of the night when Tigers and Hawks supporters booed their lungs out at the same time.

My former gallery colleague George Megalogenis was in the crowd.

He described the booing on Twitter as: “the loudest I’ve heard any leader receive since Paul Keating was jeered at a Tom Jones concert in 1996. That was the sound of a landslide”.

What’s new pussy cat? Not much.

To be fair, it is something of a tradition among crowds of all footy codes to blow raspberries at political leaders. John Howard copped it all the time. Even at the cricket. He would just smile and wave at the camera. Kevin Rudd got similar treatment. So did Paul Keating. Probably the only PM who was actually cheered was Bob Hawke. But that had more to do with his impressive ability to scull a beer than his politics.

hat-tip Joanne