VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE: Here is the footage in all its stunning, publicly elected glory. Cheers, Bob!
Bob Hawke just tossed back another beer at the cricket. Like bloody clockwork, this is. And we could not be happier.
One of Australia’s greatest Prime Ministers, and certainly our best ever ex-Prime Minister is at the Sydney Test for Day 2 of the action between Australia and Pakistan, and the 87-year-old is certainly not letting anything like “the time” dictate when he can and can’t get squarely on the piss.
Hawke was shown on the Channel Nine broadcast enjoying a very fancy-lookin’ frosty beverage before the clock had even struck midday.
— The Wolf (@WillHillWolf) January 4, 2017
Bob Hawke is at the cricket with a beer in his hand at 1155am…
Positive signs for 2017
— Charles Croucher (@ccroucher9) January 4, 2017
But the real main event was apparently reserved for the lucky mob at the ground only.
A flood of social media reports have all stated that Hawke was again shown on the big screen at the SCG, and that upon realising he was on camera, the great man tossed that bad boy back like it was nothing.
Bob Hawke just sank a full beer on the big screen at the SCG. Legend #AUSvPAK
— Trent Copeland (@copes9) January 4, 2017
Loudest cheer of day two goes to former PM Bob Hawke who was shown on the big screen easily skolling his beer #AUSvPAK
— Samuel Ferris (@samuelfez) January 4, 2017
Bob Hawke slams down a schooner at the SCG as easy as you like
— CamboDonut (@CamboDonut) January 4, 2017
Biggest applause of the day so far for Bob Hawke sculling a pint live on the big screen at the SCG #AUSvPAK
— Sam Newman (@samnewman) January 4, 2017
— Owen Ravenna (@After4Thought) January 4, 2017
Bob Hawke just skolled a schooner at the cricket. Play stopped so it could be shown on the big screen
— Simon Sharwood (@ssharwood) January 4, 2017
— Zac Bailey (@ZacBaileyFOX) January 4, 2017
It’s hard to imagine Bob Hawke losing an election in any context in any era in any country on any planet.
— Daniel Cherny ?? (@DanielCherny) January 4, 2017
He might be a bit of an old crank with weirdo thoughts on politics nowadays, but there’s no denying he can still put away the odd Froth Whitlam far quicker than you ever could. Even in your prime.
Never bloody change, Hawkey.