Parramatta Eels Staff Member Speaks Out After Viral Scott Morrison Photo
One single picture from an action-packed NRL weekend has gone viral.
And the woman at the centre of it all has finally had her say on the matter.
Parramatta Eels staff member Tahleya Eggers has taken to social media to voice her outrage at Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison after he gatecrashed the Eels' changing room to congratulate the team on beating his Cronulla Sharks.
He's ours now @Cronulla_Sharks :smirk:#PARRAdise #NRLEelsSharks pic.twitter.com/KtFOWeJObZ
- Parramatta Eels (@TheParraEels) March 27, 2021
After the game, ScoMo was seen shaking the hands of the players, patting them on the backs and even sharing a beer with them in the sheds.
But one image alone perfectly captured how one Eels staff member felt about it all.
And, well, it's pretty safe to say that all the changing room carry-on clearly didn't sit too well with her.
In the photograph, Parramatta's sports scientist Eggers can be seen crossing her arms and looking rather unamused at ScoMo's presence.
Unsurprisingly, the picture of Eggers death staring the Australian PM went viral online with hundreds of people flocking to social media to rally behind her.
Even Eggers herself got in on the action after seeing how much traction the post had received.
"Proud to claim this one," she tweeted.
Parramatta Eels sports scientist Tahleya Eggers has suddenly deleted the tweet that went viral.
Eels say; "Tahleya was responding to a social meme that was not of her making. The Club is comfortable with her clarifying her personal position and we consider the matter closed." pic.twitter.com/ZRkjYkU9pT
- Jessica Halloran (@JessiHalloran) March 28, 2021
"I will not respect a man who has the time to shake hands of men who have won a football match but is 'too busy' to attend the March for Justice."
It comes after Morrison refused to address the thousands of protestors who marched for women's rights earlier this month in Canberra and across Australia.
On top of that, the fact that the Morrison government is currently dealing with a very serious sexual assault allegation definitely doesn't help the matter.
So, naturally, Eggers' response to her viral photo sent social media into even more of a frenzy as others were quick to throw their support behind her.
Parramatta Eels star Brad Takairangi also rallied behind her, tweeting: "Gettem Tahleya."
And the club later came out and backed their staff member too.
"Tahleya was responding to a social meme that was not of her making," a club statement said.
"The club is comfortable with her clarifying her personal position and we consider the matter now closed."
As for the tweet itself, though, it appears it has now been deleted from Twitter with Eggers making her social media account private.
Given she was pressured to remove her post, I would like to encourage all to repost on @tahleya_eggers behalf.
"I will not respect a man who has the time to shake hands of men who have won a football match but is 'too busy' to attend the #March4Justice" #auspol @samanthamaiden pic.twitter.com/64nUVZb2Du
- Leanne Tonkes (@leannetonkes) March 28, 2021
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