Australian golf legend Greg Norman has bizarrely shared an old Swan Lager beer commercial, which he starred in during the 80s, to try and lift people’s spirits amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The 65-year-old uploaded the old advertisement to his Twitter and Instagram accounts on Thursday.
The sports star – who is based in the US – told fans ‘we can all make it’ through the global health crisis.
Trying to lift everyone’s spirits: Golf legend Greg Norman (pictured) bizarrely shared an old ad for BEER that he starred in, amid the coronavirus pandemic… before telling fans ‘we all can make it’ through the crisis
‘No matter what anyone says we all can make it!’ Greg’s post began.
‘Sending positive vibes to all today, we WILL get through this chaos. Hope this lightens your day. Be safe, smart, and above all stay healthy.’
In the ad Greg is seen surfing, playing golf and enjoying a drink as the song ‘They Say You’d Never Make It’ plays.
Remember that? The 65-year-old shared the ad for Swan Lager to his Twitter and Instagram accounts on Thursday (the ad is pictured)
Throwing it back: In the ad, which is from the eighties, Greg is seen surfing, playing golf and enjoying a drink as the song ‘They Say You’d Never Make It’ plays
Keeping positive: ‘Sending positive vibes to all today, we WILL get through this chaos. Hope this lightens your day. Be safe, smart, and above all stay healthy,’ Greg said
While his message about coronavirus was lighthearted, he also shared on social media a more serious post about social distancing.
‘It works! Let’s all do our part. If we do, we save lives and livelihoods. Let’s get our shit together,’ Greg posted underneath a chart from the Australian Government on how to help flatten the curve of the virus by social distancing.
In January, Greg wrote an impassioned 300-word message to leaders about Australia’s catastrophic bushfires.
He urged leaders to ‘wake up’ and ‘learn’ from the devastating disaster.
The Hall-of-Famer said he was moved by harrowing photos of wildlife and communities destroyed by fires burning across the country.
‘It exposes the stupidity of mankind’: In January, Greg wrote an impassioned 300-word message to leaders about Australia’s catastrophic bushfires. He urged leaders to ‘wake up’ and ‘learn’ from the devastating disaster
In a series of impassioned tweets, the golfer blamed the horrific events on climate change and the ‘stupidity of mankind’.
‘I apologise for the length of this post and commentary from afar but seeing these images of death and destruction, the strength of the human spirit, the pure heartache and tragedy the people of Australia have endured cuts to my core and to be brutally honest exposes the stupidity of mankind,’ he said.
‘I am no expert, but I am a global observer, of course, there is climate change taking place. It is happening worldwide. Australia is just one example.’
Greg expressed his support for firefighters, volunteers, and those who have lost their homes or loved ones in the fires before calling on those in power to take action.
‘To the powers to be who make decisions, wake up, open your eyes and absorb these horrific images and ask yourselves a few very simple questions, because we must learn from this cataclysmic disaster,’ he added.
Greg, nicknamed ‘The Shark’, went on to propose a series of preventative measures, including the development of a ‘National Fire Service’ as well as backburning operations during winter months.
He urged leaders to seek advice from Australian Aboriginals who ‘have been the custodians and carers of our land for over 50,000 years.’
As of Friday afternoon, there are 3,050 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia and 13 deaths.
Pandemic: As of Friday afternoon, there are 3,050 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia and 13 deaths