Piers Morgan’s Olympic rage went up a gear as he lashed out at bronze medallist Meagan Duhamel for not being a winner.
It began when Piers tweeted that the Tokyo Olympics needs to be cancelled or postponed throughout covid instances.
A number of arguments with Gary Lineker later, the previous Good Morning Britain presenter tweeted that ‘actual sporting champions do not have a good time coming third’.
Gary retweeted a quote from The Simpsons, which learn: “You are forgetting what the Olympics are all about. Giving out medals of lovely gold, so-so silver and shameful bronze.”
Piers then defended himself and responded: “I don’t suppose Silver and Bronze medals are shameful, however no actual champion would ever really feel snug having one of their trophy cupboard.”
This caught the eye of bronze medallist determine skater Meagan, who stated she was pleased with her achievements.
“I really feel fairly snug with my bronze medal thanks very a lot. “Profitable” means various things to totally different individuals!” she tweeted.
In true Piers style, he refused to again down regardless of the quantity of backlash from followers and athletes.
“Profitable means coming 1st, not third…. get out of your consolation zone Meagan!” he stated.
However wait, there’s extra.
Meagan, not backing down from a Piers rant, answered: “I even have an Olympic gold in my trophy case. However I’m prouder of my bronze. So to every his personal!”
After his unique feedback, by which he stated Olympic medals imply nothing until they’re gold, a number of former Olympians and sports activities stars appeared to slam the presenter.
Former skilled boxer and three-time Olympian Paddy Barnes replied: “Piers, sick struggle you for my Bronze medals.”
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The Irish athlete gained bronze in each Beijing in 2008 and London 2012 within the light-flyweight division.
One other boxer to win bronze in Beijing was Nice Britain’s Tony Jeffries. And, like Paddy, he additionally took to Twitter to name out the journalist.
Tony snapped again: “What you bought in your trophy cupboard champ? @piersmorgan,” and posted an unflattering picture of Piers asleep on a solar lounger.
Former British heptathlete Kelly Sotherton additionally bought right into a disagreement with Piers, as did presenters Gary Lineker and Gabby Logan.
Piers responded to the backlash he confronted all through the day, tweeting: “Getting plenty of Silver and Bronze medal-winning Olympians berating me for saying solely Gold issues. However no Gold medal-winners. Humorous that!”
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