Queensland senator and Australia‘s racist du jour Fraser Anning will not be charged by Victoria Police for striking 17-year-old Will “Egg Boy” Connolly in the face, while the teen has been issued an official caution for cracking an egg on the 69-year-old’s head in the first place.
That’s one outcome of an ongoing investigation into the March 16 incident, which saw Connolly egg Anning as symbolic payback for the politician’s blazingly bigoted comments on the deadly Christchurch terror attack.
News Corp reports Victoria Police determined Anning effectively acted in self defence after the egging. They state there would be little chance of conviction should Anning face trial over the incident.
The same cannot be said for everyone involved in the incident, though. Victoria Police yesterday asked the public for help identifying a gronk who allegedly kicked Connolly while Anning’s supporters restrained him on the ground.
To recap: the incident occurred after Anning placed blame on the Muslim community for the attack, which saw an Australian gunman kill 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques.
Speaking to The Project on his decision to egg Anning, Connolly said he was “flat out disgusted” by the independent senator’s rhetoric, and thus motivated to take yolky action.
While Anning will not face legal retribution for striking Connolly, his ideologies and the indelible image of egg shell ricocheting off his head may see him lose his seat at the imminent Federal Election.