Bachelorette contestant apparently said he was a Socceroo. And an Olympian.
But, er, it seems like he wasn’t either of those things.
Bachelorette contestant Michael Turnbull was working hard to fulfill his ‘athletic guy’ brief on last night’s premiere of The Bachelorette. “The highlight of my career was playing for Australia and the Socceroos and also the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000,” he told Sam as part of his pitch to the Bachelorette. Only, according the The Brisbane Times, that’s not exactly true.
While Turnbull was a professional footballer, his credentials aren’t quite as he would have Sam believe, and football aficionados of Twitter were quick to pick up on the recently-retired goalkeeper’s embellishment.
Turnbull socceroos……..??? Bbbbrrrrr!!!!
— Jade North (@jadesta36) September 23, 2015
Turnbull: “my career highlight was playing for the Socceroos and in the Olympics” both of which never happened #bacheloretteau
— Dale Roots (@dale_roots) September 23, 2015