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Scott Morrison crash tackles young soccer player in last-minute 2022 federal election gaffe

Finn McHugh
Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Finn McHugh, and Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated May 19 2022 - 12:38pm, first published May 18 2022 - 7:41am
The moment the PM crash tackled a child during a soccer game on Wednesday, May 18.

A boy barrelled over by Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a soccer game in Tasmania is in good spirits but says the incident "should have been a penalty".

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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