Piers Morgan has become embroiled in yet another Twitter spat after American writer Jeff Yang wrote a thinly veiled attack regarding Piers’ comments about Simone Biles
Piers Morgan shut down by Olympic Silver medalist
Another day welcomed another Twitter spat involving Piers Morgan.
The outspoken presenter, 56, has been embroiled in several online feuds recently and this time he hit out at Jeff Yang after the American writer called out Piers’ latest comments.
Piers had been vocal about disagreeing with Olympian Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from several events during the Tokyo Olympics to focus on her mental health.
He then quipped that the gymnast had taken his advice when she announced she was making a comeback.
On her return she landed a bronze medal, leading Jeff to tweet: “History should acknowledge that @Simone_Biles returning from a dangerous psychological condition to win a bronze in what was likely her final Olympic event as one of the truly incredible feats in sports history.”
He rounded off the comment with a thinly veiled attack on Piers, to which the former Good Morning Britain presenter happily responded in his usual fashion.
Piers clapped back: “This ridiculous virtue-signalling hyperbole has to stop. Good on @Simone_Biles for getting back out there today but coming 3rd on the Beam was hardly Tiger winning the Masters again.”
And the response seemingly riled Jeff, who replied: “One of these days there’ll be a fork in the road where @piersmorgan has the choice between being a turd and being a human and he will actually choose human.
“But not today. Not today.”
Piers still wasn’t ready to back down though and fired back: “Honestly Jeff, if the virtuous fork is pointing your way, I’d rather shove it up my a**.”
Jeff once again took aim at Piers, saying there are many people who would like the presenter to “fork himself” before saying athletes understand much more about the situation than “armchair critics”
“Coming back from the yips/twisties and competing again at the highest level in such a short time is absolutely unbelievable,” Jeff commented while quote tweeting a comment regarding athletes at the Games giving Simone a standing ovation.
Piers caused outrage on social media following his comments about Simone, but has stuck by his thoughts despite many calling him out.
However, he did make a rare apology to Great Britain’s record-breaking athlete Keely Hodgkinson who had called him out following one of his many tweets about this year’s Olympic medals.
He had claimed that Keely had “lost” despite winning a silver medal and breaking a long-standing British record.
However, as he did so, he mistakenly wrote “Keeley”, leading to the star to abruptly comment back: “Keely*”
And while he did offer an apology, he still had to try to argue his point.
He wrote: “Haha, my apologies Keely. Great run today but I’m sure you share my view that winning would have been even better…”
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