Tue. Jul 5th, 2022

The eight-year-old boy crash tackled by Scott Morrison at his soccer training on Wednesday night has cemented his status as one of the country’s true little Aussie battlers.

Not only is Luca Fauvette doing well, but the tough kid revealed being bulldozed by the Prime Minister “did not hurt” a bit and that he has moved on from the now-viral episode.

Speaking on Nine’s Today show on Thursday, Luca explained Mr Morrison had simply tripped and was trying not to fall on top of him.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison crash tackles a child at the Devonport Strikers Soccer Ground on Day 38 of the 2022 federal election campaign, in Devonport, in Tasmania.  Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AAP Image / Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING
Camera IconPrime Minister Scott Morrison crash tackles a child at the Devonport Strikers Soccer Ground. Credit: MICK TSIKAS/AAPIMAGE

“We were playing soccer and I think someone tried to pass it (the ball) to me or Mr Morrison. What happened was he tripped and he was trying not to fall on top of me, so he tried to fall underneath me, ”he said.

“(Afterwards) he said I was a good sport.”

Luca was yet to debrief his school friends on his brush with Australia’s leader, saying: “I’m not sure what they’re going to think. They’re probably all shocked right now. ”

When asked what should have happened to the PM for his rough play, Luca piped up to say: “It should have been a penalty!”

The boy then held up a red card, causing the studio to erupt in laughter.

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