AFL star turned Logie winner Tony Armstrong’s hilarious reaction to Socceroos World Cup penalty shootout miracle is immortalised on a range of clothing
Tony Armstrong’s iconic meltdown as he watched Australia qualify for the World Cup in a dramatic penalty shootout with Peru has gone down in Aussie sporting folklore – and now it has been immortalised on a range of clothing.
The AFL player-turned ABC News Breakfast sports presenter was in Federation Square in Melbourne watching the nail-biting sequence of events as substitute goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne made history with a save to seal the nation’s spot in the 2022 World Cup.
Tony Armstrong had a jubilant meltdown in Melbourne’s Federation Square as he watched Australia qualify for the 2022 World Cup
Aussie visual artist ‘Nordacious’ has now immortalised the moment with a line of T-shirts, stickers, beer-coolers and aprons
Surrounded by supporters, Armstrong screamed: ‘We’re through to the World Cup, yes!’ The TV host was then swamped by ecstatic Socceroos fans in a fantastic moment of live television.
Amid all the excitement, Armstrong lost his mother’s hand-knitted scarf as he ran into the crowd and could be be heard saying: ‘Not my scarf! That’s my mum’s!’
Hours later, the popular presenter took to Twitter to assure followers that his mum’s scarf was secure and that he might have ‘lost the plot’ during the live segment.
Aussie visual artist ‘Nordacious’ has now immortalised the moment with a line of T-shirts, stickers, beer coolers and aprons.
On his website, Nordacious says that the designs were made with the consent of Armstrong and that $5 from every sale goes to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
The designs seems popular with fans, with many taking to Twitter to signal their interest in purchasing.
‘Brilliant work mate, nailed it,’ said one user.
‘I love Tony so much!’ commented another.
In recent weeks, Armstrong has shared racist and abusive emails he has received for speaking out against Gina Rinehart.
Substitute goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne made history with a winning save to seal the nation’s spot in the 2022 World Cup
Armstrong supported the Diamonds players to oppose wearing the logo of mining company Hancock Prospecting on their uniforms as part of a $15million sponsorship deal.
He showed a message which was ridden with racist slurs including ‘ab**’ and ‘bo***’ and the author of the email called Armstrong ‘scum’ and a ‘dog’.
Armstrong captioned the photo: ‘This sh** has gotta stop’.