We’re all used to seeing our politicians take part in ridiculous sporting photo opportunities, normally with pretty hilarious results.

But, things seem to have been taken to a whole new level in Turkey recently where the Prime Minister took to the field to overturn a three-goal deficit for his team.

Playing at the opening of a new stadium in Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan came on with his side trailing 3-0 to score an incredible 15-minute hat trick.

Admittedly, those defenders don’t exactly look like they’re putting in the effort but still, look at the curve of that second goal? And he's using BOTH feet. Dude’s got skills.

Words by Stuart Knapman