Adeyemi Johnson, of Lismore, challenges Peter Dutton to a scrabble challenge. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
Adeyemi Johnson, of Lismore, challenges Peter Dutton to a scrabble challenge. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

Refugee's scrabble challenge goes viral

THE STORY of Adeyemi Johnson, the Lismore refugee and disability support worker who challenged Peter Dutton to a Scrabble match on Friday, has gone, viral.

However, The Northern Star, nor Mr Johnson, have heard reply from Dutton's office regarding taking up his challenge. Maybe he is just too busy.

The challenge came after the Immigration Minister famously asserted that refugees were 'illiterate' and were taking Australian jobs.

Mr Johnson's story has been 'liked' via Facebook over 6500 times.

The former journalist from Sierra Leone said his shout-out to meet Karl Stefanovic has not yet been answered, however, the Australian Scrabble community are overjoyed with his media success. Extra newspapers will be delivered to Scrabble headquarters.

The Today show publicity department have been notified.

"It's still early in the week," Mr Johnson laughed.

The story has been tweeted by political commentators such as Mike Carlton and Karen Middleton.

Mr Johnson is not phased by the media attention, and wanted to emphasise that his comments about Peter Dutton's were not personal.



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