Prime Minister Scott Morrison knocks over a child while playing campaign football

The young footballer who was knocked down by Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a clumsy mishap on the pitch is doing well and looking forward to school on Thursday, his club confirmed, hailing the boy’s “determination”.

Morisson tripped and collided with Luca on Wednesday while campaigning at Devonport Strikers football club in Tasmania.

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

Prime Minister Scott Morrison accidentally knocks over a child during a visit to Devonport Strikers Soccer Club, which is in the Braddon electorate of Devonport, Australia.
Unfortunately, with his eye firmly fixed on the ball, Morrison slammed into 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 can’t wait to be the star of the show at school tomorrow!”

Morrison responded to the message by thanking Luca for being “such a good sport”.

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

Prime Minister Scott Morrison accidentally knocks over a child during a visit to Devonport Strikers Soccer Club, which is in the Braddon electorate of Devonport, Australia.
Morrison pulled the young, red-haired sportsman over him in an awkward hug. (Getty)

“I enjoyed our conversation about your love of football and learning that you have already scored three hat-tricks.”

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

“You were playing with my child in this game,” she said.

“I’m furious that you were allowed to play and potentially hurt my child.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison accidentally knocks over a child during a visit to Devonport Strikers Soccer Club, which is in the Braddon electorate of Devonport, Australia.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison stands up after the incident. (Getty)

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

Morrison had been asked to join in the practice match – still in his shirt, tie and dress shoes – during a visit to northern Tasmania’s fringe football club Braddon.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison accidentally knocks over a child during a visit to Devonport Strikers Soccer Club, which is in the Braddon electorate of Devonport, Australia.
Once the pair were recovered, the Prime Minister gave them a high five. (Getty)

The Liberal leader, eager to get in on the action, propelled from off the field, towards the ball, his tie snapping over his shoulder.

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

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

Morrison pulled the young red-haired sportsman on top of him in a

awkward hug, before sitting down looking dazed.

Once the pair were recovered, the Prime Minister gave them a high five.

Liberal Gavin Pearce holds Braddon by a narrow margin of 3.1%.

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