Head-punch suspect charged
A MAN has been charged with assault after allegedly punching former prime minister Kevin Rudd’s 19-year-old godson during an argument about marriage equality.
According to police, the 48-year-old Murarrie man allegedly hit the teenager in the head at a bus stop in Bulimba on Monday.
The man, who has also been charged with public nuisance offences, is to appear in court next month.
On Wednesday Mr Rudd tweeted a picture of Sean Foster, saying he was attacked while campaigning for marriage equality.
“So many warnings to Turnbull about what the postal vote could unleash,” he tweeted. “Now my godson Sean has been punched for standing up for marriage equality.”
On Facebook, the Bulimba 4 Marriage Equality group said Mr Foster was confronted by a man who called him a “faggot”, then told him, “I hate f**king faggots.”
– Benedict Brook and Andrew Koubaridis