Australian of the Year nominations flood in for 'Egg Boy' Will Connolly

Nominations are rolling in for 'Egg Boy' Will Connolly to be made Australian of the Year.

Connolly, 17, made headlines when he broke an egg on the head of Australian Senator Fraser Anning over the weekend.

The incident took place shortly after Anning released a statement that blamed Muslim immigration for attacks on two Christchurch mosques that left 50 dead.

Anning struck Connolly twice in response to the egging and his far-right supporters pounced on the teen to perform what they called a citizen's arrest.

Support has flooded in for Connolly and many are saying he needs to be given an accolade for his actions.

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"Time to put in my Young Australian of the Year nomination," one person wrote on Twitter, showing a screenshot of their nomination form.

It's unlikely that nomination would go through though, as they filled in the name as "Teen who egged Fraser Anning" and where Connolly lives as "in our hearts forever".

Others have posted screenshots of nominations correctly filled out for Connolly with confirmation they completed the form and it is in for judging.

Newshub contacted the organisers of Australian of the Year for comment, but a representative said it does not comment on nominations for the award.