Sydney: Will Connolly aka Eggboy , the 17-year old Australian has taken the Internet by storm after smashing an egg on the head of Fraser Anning, an Australian Senator who drew criticism for his remarks against Muslims shortly after Christchurch mosque shooting in New Zealand.
He egged the right wing Senator when he was talking to the media after addressing his supporters on Saturday.
Will Connolly filmed the scene on his phone as he splattered the egg on the back of Anning’s head and then got slapped twice before being pinned on to the floor by the supporters of the politician.
Dubbed Eggboy on social media, the teenage boy was being hailed as hero for what many users said his valor and bravery.
Eggboy hashtag appearing on most of the Twitter posts praising Will Connolly . One supporter called him most favorite superhero of 2019, while others dubbed him legend and hero.
Another user wished Will Connolly would get free eggs for rest of his life. An unverified Twitter account with Will Connolly’s name thanked people for voicing support. It was not immediately clear the Twitter account belonged to the teenager himself.
The Senator was egged less than a day after he condemned the Christchurch shooting in a statement written on the letterhead of Australian government and went on to justify the massacre, blaming Muslim and Islam for the incident instead of the killer.
Police released William Connolly without pressing any charges while they were looking into the Senator’s punching of the teenager.
An Australian gunman identified as Brenton Harrant, 28, on Friday opened fire on worshippers in two mosques in Christchurch, killing at least 49 Muslims and injuring many others.
Bangladesh cricket team narrowly escaped the shooting at the mosque where they arrived when Harrant had just sprayed worshippers with bullets.
He used a semi-automatic weapon while explosive were also found fitted in his vehicle. The right wing extremist live-streamed the shooting on Facebook, but the video was later removed from the internet.
Although William Connolly has yet to explain the reason why he egged the Senator, he was apparently angry over the Anning’s response to the shooting that was carried out by an Australian terrorist