Write The West Australian’s front page headline as Scott Morrison tackles schoolboy in soccer game

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison crash tackles a child at the Devonport Strikers Soccer Ground.
Camera IconPrime Minister Scott Morrison crash tackles a child at the Devonport Strikers Soccer Ground. Credit: MICK TSIKAS/AAPIMAGE

When the Prime Minister tackles a schoolboy days out from an election, it begs the ultimate front page story.

But an epic pre-election pic like this needs an epic headline to go with it.

Hundreds of West Aussies have jumped at the chance to write tomorrow’s front page headline for The West Australian.

We’ve called for readers to suggest their wittiest headlines for a picture of Scott Morrison taking a tumble into a boy while playing soccer.

The Prime Minister was at Devonport City Strikers Soccer Club in Tasmania to make a funding announcement when he took off his suit jacket to join in training for the cameras.

But when the PM decided to move himself up the field and into an attacking position it all went wrong very quickly.

Mr Morrison lost his footing and stumbled into one of the boys, sending them both hurtling towards the ground.

The 54-year-old wrapped his arms around the child and turned the pair while mid-air to avoid crushing the youngster under his sizeable frame.

And The West’s budding headline writers have wasted no time in putting forward their suggested headlines — and some of them are particularly unforgiving!

“Not the landslide he was hoping for,” offered one reader.

“ScoMo fails to tackle climate change, tackles kid instead,” added another.

‘BullDozer’ Morrison finally tackles something head on,” offered another in reference to the PM’s concession he’d been a “bulldozer” during the pandemic.

“Nobody’s safe in labour colours,” wrote another, who noted the boy’s red shirt.

And there’s still time to put your two cents in. Offer your suggestions on Twitter or Facebook or hit up the comments section below!

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