AN Australian surfer has celebrated beating a shark in a fight by drinking a tin of weak, fizzy beer.
34-year-old Mick Fanning successfully punched an attacking shark during a surfing competition, then emerged from the sea to demand a cold can of sweet, weaker-than-average lager.
English onlooker Emma Bradford said: “Credit where it’s due, surfing while fighting a large carnivore is probably the manliest thing you could do.
“So I was a bit surprised he demanded ‘a tinny of Foster’s, Castlemaine XXXX or similar Australian lager’.
“None of the other Australians thought that was weird, but personally if I’d just punched death on the nose I’d have wanted a proper drink, rather than something with such a modest alcohol content that it actually sobers you up.
“This country is a mass of contradictions.”