The teenager was dubbed "Egg Boy" on social media and Australian Simmons showed his support by writing the nickname on his bright yellow shoes.
People rallied around Egg Boy as a hero and symbol in the fight against intolerance.
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"This was the moment I felt proud to exist as a human being. All those who consider Muslims a terrorist community have empty heads like Anning". Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday took the side of the egger, telling reporters: "The full force of the law should be applied to Sen".
The now world-famous Egg Boy has received accolades from all over the world, from John Oliver to John Darnielle to Violent Soho to Ben Simmons, and was briefly immortalised (ish) in mural-form in Melbourne, before it was rapidly painted over.
After getting hit with the egg, Anning turned around and struck Connolly in the face twice.