Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott became the subject of much debate on social media after he was captured on video downing a glass of beer at a pub in Sydney.
As the crowd around him yelled “skoll” repeatedly, an Australian slang for chugging or downing a glass in one go, Abbott obliged by "skolling" it in less than seven seconds. The PM was out celebrating with Aussie Rules football players at an awards night ceremony. Here is the video:
And here are some of the reactions the video generated on social media.
Labor leader Bill Shorten: "I’m just pleased (Abbott's) learning to drink beer without adding lemonade to it” What a tremendous burn.— Mark Di Stefano (@MarkDiStef) April 19, 2015
Watched the video of Abbott skolling beer with a football team. He comes across as a desperate loser, trying to make friends but failing.— Queen Victoria (@Vic_Rollison) April 19, 2015
Say what you like but Abbott did well with that beer.— Ben Cubby (@bencubby) April 18, 2015