Cronulla Sharks superfan Scott Morrison’s hilarious message to Cowboys NRL star Chad Townsend

Shattered Cronulla Sharks #1 ticket holder Scott Morrison’s message to Cowboys turncoat Chad Townsend after incredible loss

  • The Cowboys beat the Sharks 32-30 in their NRL preliminary final on Saturday
  • Former Sharks Chad Townsend and Valentine Holmes starred for the Cowboys
  • Scott Morrison has been the Sharks #1 ticket holder since 2016
  • He sent a special message to Townsend on social media after the match

Following his party’s defeat in the federal election, former Prime Minister Scott Morrison had to make sure to watch his beloved NRL team Cronulla lose on Saturday – and he had a few words to say to a former Shark.

The Sharks went down 32-30 in their overtime final and qualifying golden point against the North Queensland Cowboys on Saturday.

Cronulla Sharks superfan Scott Morrison’s hilarious message to Cowboys NRL star Chad Townsend

Townsend celebrates with his new club after Holmes kicked the winning goal against his old side the Cronulla Sharks in Saturday’s NRL qualifying final.

That prompted Morrison to take to social media to write a message to former Sharks hero Chad Townsend, who became the villain Saturday wearing No. 7 for the Cowboys.

The former premier and member of Cook was named as the #1 Sharks ticket holder by the club in 2016.

Townsend played 146 NRL games over two spells with the Sharks and was a half-back in their history-making premiership year in 2016.

Morrison and Townsend celebrate after Sharks 2016 premiership win

Morrison and Townsend celebrate after Sharks 2016 premiership win

However, the 31-year-old playmaker fell out of favor at the club last year, having a brief spell with the New Zealand Warriors before signing a lucrative three-year deal with the Cowboys.

Townsend played all 93 minutes of the Cowboys’ epic qualifying final against Cronulla on Saturday and led his team well with his kicking game while also scoring a try.

The playmaker is prolific on social media and posted a message to his fans from both teams after the match.

“A lot of emotions last night playing at Shark Park. A place where I have so many wonderful memories,” he said.

“Thanks to the fans from both sides for making the atmosphere electric.

“Such a physical and hard-fought game and it only suited him to go down to the wire with a clutch goal from [fellow former Shark] Valentine Holmes. Cowboys Country, Let’s Ride.’

His post attracted quite a bit of interest, but most notably from the former prime minister himself, who congratulated Townsend on his achievements.

“Chad Townsend you have made an outstanding contribution to our club. Unfortunately, you had a very strong turnout at your new club last night,” he posted.

The Cowboys star was quick to respond: “Scott Morrison [ScoMo] Appreciate the kind words ScoMo! I hope you and the family are well!”

“Great Days of Chad Townsend! Glad to see you and your family well in Townsville,” Morrison replied.

The Sharks-loving politician also posted on his own Facebook account urging Cronulla to go ahead with the rest of the NRL finals.

“Proud of my Cronulla Sharks and all the great crowd that turned out to support at Shark Park. The silent tribute to the Queen was very respectful and touching,” he said.

“It was a really epic final. Congrats Cowboys, maybe we’ll meet again in a few weeks. UP UP.’

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