“I thought it was Avril Lavigne at first when I saw this girl approaching with a skateboard and a smoothie,” Mr Varadkar said when asked about the incident at a press briefing this evening.https://t.co/gdaVbTFaHn
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) September 18, 2020
Asked about the incident (see below), Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told journalists that what was thrown at him was a smoothie.
He also joked that he thought the person approaching him was singer Avril Lavigne because she was holding a skateboard; and explained that he understands the gardai want to speak to him about the incident and that conversation will likely take place next week.
He also said he was just after shooting a video about the new Covid-19 restrictions when the incident occurred and [the video] will be posted online later this evening.
He also said he luckily had a spare suit.
You can dislike Leo Varadkar, you can criticise his policies, you can disagree with him, but this is nasty and unnecessary thing to do. pic.twitter.com/ze8eVByU3S
— Darren Cleary (@RadioCleary) September 18, 2020
Tanaiste Leo Varadkar gets a smoothie chucked on him at some velocity for reasons
too numerous unknown at an unidentified park in Dublin.
His skateboard-toting assailant then turned and legged it.
Bodacious if pretty gnarly.