Loyal mayor bites over fishy photo

They say a picture is worth a thousand words but Bombala Mayor 
Bob Stewart is adamant that he hasn’t deserted the mighty 
South Sydney Rabbitohs for the Roosters.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words but Bombala Mayor Bob Stewart is adamant that he hasn’t deserted the mighty South Sydney Rabbitohs for the Roosters.

RUMOURS have been spreading far and wide that die-hard South Sydney supporter Bob Stewart has changed sides to support the Roosters. 

The Bombala Times even received photographic “evidence” – clearly showing Cr Stewart, donned in a Roosters cap, broadly smiling at the camera.

But Cr Stewart wouldn’t have a bar of it, defiantly denying any association with the “glamour club” and stating that his allegiance would always be with the Bunnies. 

“No way, especially after how they played last week,” Cr Stewart said. 

“I’m a very passionate supporter and I would never switch sides especially for the Roosters,” Cr Stewart told the Times.

Cr Stewart said he had been a supporter of South Sydney since their famous premiership win in 1969. 

The game was considered the biggest upset grand final in rugby league history which was played in front of 58,825 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. 

And Cr Stewart is certain the Rabbits will make it to the grand final in September. 

“ I think they are in with a chance this year,” he said. 

“Come September we’ll be there and we deserve it, we’ve been through some hard times.” 

Cr Stewart insists the Roosters cap was worn simply in an effort to be sunsmart, adding that he had been tricked into being photograph. 

“I knew those boys were up to something,” he said. 

“I caught a fish, it wasn’t even big and they wanted to take a photo of it,” he said.

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