'Frosty': Scott Morrison's awkward reception at SCG after election loss

·Sports Reporter
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Former PM Scott Morrison (pictured) watching the Sydney Swans at the SCG.
Former PM Scott Morrison (pictured) received a frosty reception at the SCG during the Sydney Swans match. (Image: Fox Sports)

Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison received a chorus of boos when he was shown on the big screen at the SCG during the Swans' dramatic win over Richmond on Friday night.

The Swans overran the Tigers with 10 goals to three in a second-half surge after trailing by as much as 33 points to prevail 16.10 (106) to 15.10 (100) on Friday night.

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Dion Prestia was awarded a free kick as the siren sounded and had a shot at goal that could have levelled the scores but was too far out to be a realistic chance to score.

However, viewers couldn't get enough of the moment former PM Morrison was shown on the big screen in front the raucous crowd.

Having just lost the election, Morrison made a rare appearance at the SCG.

But, his reception was rather frosty with boos raining down around the ground.

One fan even jumped up in front of the camera and flipped the bird during the broadcast.

Viewers on social media were quick to comment on the moment.

Sydney Swans win in late AFL drama

Lance Franklin led the Swans' comeback to finish with five goals after being well held by Josh Gibcus in the first half, but will be sweating on the Match Review Officer's verdict of a clash with Trent Cotchin.

Franklin received the Goodes-O'Loughlin Medal as best afield in the annual Marn Grook match at the SCG, the second time he has won the award, while Warner (27 disposals) continued his outstanding form and Luke Parker (26 touches, one goal) was also influential.

Co-captain Callum Mills (20) was a key to the second-half turnaround as a loose player in defence after the Swans leaked 11 goals to half-time despite leading the inside 50 count 32-22.

Lance Franklin (pictured) celebrates winning against the Richmond Tigers.
Lance Franklin (pictured) celebrates winning against the Richmond Tigers. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

The Tigers resembled their premiership-winning best early as they played with frenetic intensity and kicked seven unanswered goals either side of quarter-time.

Jayden Short (22 disposals, two goals) and Prestia (24, one goal) led the way for the Tigers while Cotchin (25 touches) was inspirational throughout especially when standing under a Franklin leap late in the game and copping a heavy knock.

with AAP

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