The WA Premier cannot stop laughing about the $1000 kebab fine in NSW. 


On Wednesday, a 21-year-old man in Newcastle went for a run before stopping to eat a kebab and according to Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan, that’s undoubtedly one of the funniest things that has happened this year.

And… true.

During a press conference on Friday, the WA Premier was taking questions on the coronavirus pandemic when a reporter asked for his thoughts on the man in NSW who was fined for eating a kebab after going for a run.

“I find it hard to believe someone was going for a run and then stopped for a kebab,” McGowan began, chuckling at the very concept.

“They do things very differently in NSW,” he continued to giggle.

“There’s nothing wrong with going for a run… and having a kebab but…I don’t think there’s anything wrong with…we’re not making it unlawful to go for a run and eat a kebab,” the Premier said in hysterics.

Look. It’s important we go through the step-by-step and shot-by-shot reaction of Mark McGowan because quite literally he COULD NOT stop laughing.

You can also capture the precise moment at which McGowan decides this one act of this one man is emblematic of all people in NSW and thus confirms his long-held conspiracy theory that “they do things differently in NSW”.

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"So you're telling me..." Image: ABC.
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"A man went for a run and then ate a kebab?" Image: ABC.
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"Jennifer, why do people in NSW do things such as this???" Image: ABC.
"OK, soz, soz, what was your question for me." Image: ABC.

Watch: Mark McGowan can't stop laughing at the man who was fined for eating a kebab. Post continues after video. 

Video by ABC Perth

The best part is... Mark McGowan didn't even hear the half of the story.

On Thursday, the NSW Police confirmed a man was fined for eating a kebab on a bench.

According to the police, the 21-year-old man "ignored two warnings to be fined $1000 for failing to comply with Ministerial directions under the Public Health Act."


He was then fined upon the police finding him "for the third time that day, on Market St eating a kebab on a bench."

Yes. A THIRD time.

And excuse us police officers, but was it three different kebabs this man was caught eating? Or the one kebab which he kept with him and ate over the course of his run in three separate locations?

And even more importantly, is he committing to healthy living or what? Because eating a kebab mid-run sounds profoundly counter-intuitive but alas, we are in unprecedented times.

Stay healthy people. But don't eat a kebab on a park bench after your runs. Otherwise Mark McGowan will probably break out into another hysterical fit regarding the apparent absurdity of NSW residents. Oh, and you could be fined $1,000.

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Feature Image: ABC. 

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