It looks like the Australian Prime Minister can’t deny that he’s a fan of superheroes, specifically Marvel’s “Thor”.
Earlier this month, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attended the AFL Grand Final. But instead of watching the game, he seemed to “enjoy the catering and the celebrity company,” The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The site mentioned that Malcolm Turnbull’s “seats in the grand stand of the MCG were left vacant during the match” where the “Hawks thump the West Coast Eagle.”
Turnbull was reported to have enjoyed the company of Australian actor Chris Hemsworth who plays “Thor” in Marvel’s American superhero film.
Pedestrian notes that Turnbull apparently let “his giddy fangirl side out” and “demanded a pic” with the Australian actor.
The Australian Prime Minister posted his photo with Hemsworth on Instagram.
His caption was, “Good to meet Chris Hemsworth today – talked about the contribution of the creative sector of the economy. But a bit weird he insisted on me calling him Thor.”
Earlier that week, Turnbull was reported to have “confirmed his support for West Coast” and noted “the importance of Cabinet solidarity.”
When the photo was posted on social media during the third quarter of the game, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten saw an opportunity to post a photo of him and Anthony Albanese “giving the game their undivided attention,” The Sydney Morning Herald notes.
Likewise, the same photo was also posted on Facebook. However, it seems that there was a confusion as an edit to the Facebook post was made.
Pedestrian notes, “whoever manages the Prime Minister’s social media accounts clearly has as much trouble as the rest of us when it comes to giving the correct name to the correct Hemsworth brother.”
Instead of writing “Chris Hemsworth,” his brother’s name, Liam was earlier mentioned on the Facebook post.
Pedestrian claims that it was “the best Facebook edit ever” on that day.