NRL star Latrell Mitchell calls for black prime minister saying Scott Morrison has ‘gotta go’ as he unleashes in furious social media spray

  • Latrell Mitchell called for black prime minister after slamming Scott Morrison
  • South Sydney star took to Instagram to demand Mr Morrison has ‘gotta go’
  • Mitchell told his 253,000 followers they should vote for a ‘blak’ person instead 

NRL star Latrell Mitchell has called for a black prime minister after slamming Scott Morrison on social media. 

The South Sydney star took to Instagram on Monday calling for the prime minister to be voted out from the top job in the May 21 election.

‘He gotta go,’ Mitchell wrote. 

Mitchell then offered advice to his 253,000 followers on who to vote for at the polling booths.

‘Get a blak prime minister in, do a better job at running a country than unk here.’   

NRL star Latrell Mitchell has called for a black prime minister after slamming Scott Morrison on social media

Mitchell has indicated Mr Morrison and Opposition leader Anthony Albanese are neither of his favourites – even though South Sydney is a favourite of Mr Albanese’s.

The Labor leader was sitting on the board of the Rabbitoh’s when the team was dropped from the league in 1999.

He then helped his team organise rallies and motions in parliament before finally convincing the NRL to reaccept South Sydney in the competition in 2002. 

Mr Morrison extended his lead as the country’s preferred leader but his government could still lose the federal election to be held next month, a poll showed on Monday.

A Newspoll conducted for The Australian newspaper showed Mr Morrison gaining a point to 44 per cent, with Mr Albanese falling 3 points to 39 per cent, the largest lead the prime minister has held over his rival since February.

Australia will hold a general election on May 21, Mr Morrison said on Sunday, triggering a campaign expected to be fought over cost-of-living pressures, climate change and questions of trust and competence of the major parties. 

Even as Morrison’s personal ratings remained steady, his conservative Liberal National Party coalition could lose 10 seats and the election to Albanese’s centre-left Labor, which leads 53-47 on a two-party preferred basis, the poll said. The government has a one-seat majority in the lower house of parliament.

Mitchell has indicated Mr Morrison and Opposition leader Anthony Albanese are neither of his favourites - even though South Sydney is a favourite of Mr Albanese's

Mitchell has indicated Mr Morrison and Opposition leader Anthony Albanese are neither of his favourites – even though South Sydney is a favourite of Mr Albanese’s

The Labor leader was sitting on the board of the Rabbitoh's when the team was dropped from the league in 1999

The Labor leader was sitting on the board of the Rabbitoh’s when the team was dropped from the league in 1999

A separate survey done for the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper out on Monday predicted the ruling coalition could lose at least 14 seats including ones deemed safe in resource-rich Queensland and Western Australia states.

Labor could return to power for the first time since 2013 should it win some of the key electorates with Morrison kicking off his election campaign from the marginal seat of Gilmore as he prepares to spend six weeks on the road before the vote.

‘This election … is about a choice,’ Morrison said during a media briefing on Monday, and described Albanese’s leadership as ‘untested and unknown.’ 

‘It’s a choice between strong economic management and strong financial management … that contrasts to a Labor opposition who Australians know can’t be trusted to manage money.’ 

More to come 

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