Sunday, April 08, 2018

Red and white bandwagon

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull went to a Sydney Swans match, and was booed by the crowd when a shot of him appeared on the video scoreboard. Considering his current unpopularity with voters, this is an understandable, if disrespectful gesture. Then again, they may have also booed because they suspect that he only pretends to be interested in football because it's good for him politically.

I don't expect flowery prose in a sports report, but surely correct punctuation isn't too much to ask for. In this context, an apostrophe must be used, because nation is a collective noun. Malcolm Turnbull is the nation's Prime Minister, namely Australia.

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