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Prime Minister Scott Morrison addresses rumours he soiled himself at Engadine McDonalds

‘It’s a load of rubbish’: Prime Minister Scott Morrison shuts down rumours he soiled himself at Engadine McDonald’s after his beloved Cronulla Sharks lost the 1997 Grand Final

Scott Morrison has again addressed rumours that he soiled himself at McDonald’s the night the Cronulla Sharks lost the 1997 Grand Final. 

Speaking to KIIS FM’s Will and Woody show on Friday, the Prime Minister laughed heartily when asked if the story was true. 

‘That is the biggest load of rubbish that thing,’ he told the KIIS FM radio hosts, adding that it was a source of amusement among his staff. 

Rubbish! Scott Morrison (pictured) has shut down rumours he soiled himself at McDonald's the night the Cronulla Sharks lost the 1997 Grand Final. Speaking to the Will and Woody radio show on Friday, the Prime Minister laughed heartily when asked if the story was true

Rubbish! Scott Morrison (pictured) has shut down rumours he soiled himself at McDonald’s the night the Cronulla Sharks lost the 1997 Grand Final. Speaking to the Will and Woody radio show on Friday, the Prime Minister laughed heartily when asked if the story was true

‘I must admit I’ve been constantly amused by how something like that goes viral. I sometimes joke with my staff, not that we can do it at the moment, “do you want to pop into Engadine Maccas?”, just for a laugh.’ 

He added: ‘I’ve got no idea where it came from!’  

The Sharks lost the 1997 Super League Grand Final to the Brisbane Broncos, 26-8.

The rumours began just after Mr Morrison became Prime Minister following a messy Liberal Party leadership spill in 2018.

Joke: 'That is the biggest load of rubbish that thing,' he told the KIIS FM hosts, adding that it was a source of amusement among his staff. 'I've got no idea where it came from!' he said

Joke: ‘That is the biggest load of rubbish that thing,’ he told the KIIS FM hosts, adding that it was a source of amusement among his staff. ‘I’ve got no idea where it came from!’ he said

He added: 'I must admit I've been constantly amused by how something like that goes viral. I sometimes joke with my staff, not that we can do it at the moment, 'do you want to pop into Engadine Maccas?, just for a laugh'

He added: ‘I must admit I’ve been constantly amused by how something like that goes viral. I sometimes joke with my staff, not that we can do it at the moment, ‘do you want to pop into Engadine Maccas?, just for a laugh’

That afternoon, Sydney-based hip hop artist Joyride dropped the ‘news’ on Twitter.

‘Scott Morrison sh** himself at Engadine McDonald’s after the Sharks lost the GF in ’97,’ he wrote.

Joyride went on to claim his friend was working there at the time, and the incident was ‘pretty bad’.  

The rumours spread far and wide, with data on Google trends showing a sustained spike in searches for the term ‘Engadine Maccas’.

Talk: The Sharks lost the 1997 Super League Grand Final to the Brisbane Broncos, 26-8. The rumours began just after Mr Morrison became prime minister following a messy Liberal Party leadership spill in 2018. Pictured in 2019

Talk: The Sharks lost the 1997 Super League Grand Final to the Brisbane Broncos, 26-8. The rumours began just after Mr Morrison became prime minister following a messy Liberal Party leadership spill in 2018. Pictured in 2019

Maccas farce: That afternoon, Sydney-based hip hop artist Joyride dropped the 'news' on Twitter. 'Scott Morrison sh** himself at Engadine McDonald's after the Sharks lost the GF in '97,' he wrote. Joyride went on to claim his friend was working there at the time, and the incident was 'pretty bad'

Maccas farce: That afternoon, Sydney-based hip hop artist Joyride dropped the ‘news’ on Twitter. ‘Scott Morrison sh** himself at Engadine McDonald’s after the Sharks lost the GF in ’97,’ he wrote. Joyride went on to claim his friend was working there at the time, and the incident was ‘pretty bad’

Mr Morrison previously addressed the supposed incident at the Midwinter Ball in Canberra in September last year. 

Mr Morrison used the very public opportunity to address persistent rumours he had the unfortunate mishap at Engadine McDonald’s, south of Sydney, 22 years ago.

‘What really happened at the Engadine McDonald’s in 1997?’ he said to the crowd as they erupted in laughter, eagerly awaiting his next remark.

‘It will remain the mystery of the ages.’ 

Mr Morrison previously addressed the supposed incident at the Midwinter Ball in Canberra in September last year: 'What really happened at the Engadine McDonald's in 1997?' he said. 'It will remain the mystery of the ages!'

Mr Morrison previously addressed the supposed incident at the Midwinter Ball in Canberra in September last year: ‘What really happened at the Engadine McDonald’s in 1997?’ he said. ‘It will remain the mystery of the ages!’ 

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