Piers Morgan ‘remains a great friend’ says Susanna Reid
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Piers Morgan, 56, has been forced to defend his decision to attend the Euro 2020 final at Wembley last weekend after a Twitter user accused him of being a “hypocrite” in a debate about Freedom Day. July 19 has been named Freedom Day as it will see the removal of legal Covid restrictions in England.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision means the last remaining businesses which are still closed amid the pandemic, including nightclubs, can finally reopen.
Piers hit out at Freedom Day this evening in view of his 7.9 million Twitter followers, prompting one person to question why he decided to attend a mass gathering to support the England team in their match against Italy.
The former Good Morning Britain host furiously penned alongside data showing that the UK is currently displaying the most new cases of the deadly virus: “Stop calling it Freedom Day.
“It’s so dumb when the pandemic is still raging hard & UK’s now got highest number of new daily cases in the world.
“The Delta variant doesn’t know or care about July 19… all it wants is for us to remove all restrictions at the worst possible time.”
An irritated Twitter user then penned in response to Piers’ critical comments: “You looked pretty free at Wembley last week, what a hypocrite!”
Piers was quick to explain his actions, saying that attending the match felt safe and Covid compliant until fans without tickets stormed Wembley to watch the highly anticipated final.
He hit back: “Yes, it felt safe and covid compliant (everyone either fully vaccinated or negative LFT) at Wembley during the Euros until the final when 1000s of drunken morons crashed their way in with no tickets or testing – and probably turned it into a huge super-spreader event.”
Fans took to the comments section of Piers’ tweet to weigh in on the debate.
One person wrote: “People just like to moan at anything…. FFS Piers went to Wembley to support England while thousands of morons behaved badly in and out of the stadium, have you nothing better to do or tweet about!!!”
Another added: “Fully vaccinated people can carry and spread the disease. No such thing as “covid safe”.”
A third person agreed: “And you actually believe the stewards checked all of those who actually had tickets to see if they were vaccinated or recently tested.”
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A fourth argued: “It clearly wasn’t COVID compliant though Piers. We all saw them all packed in on top of each other, hugging and jumping on each other when we scored. There was nothing Covid safe about it so let’s not have lies eh? Fair’s fair.”
Piers previously defended his views on Covid rules last week.
He penned: “Very happy to attend outdoor events where everyone is either fully vaccinated or has had a lateral flow test.
“Not so happy if everything gets opened up on July 19 without such requirements, and with covid cases surging so fast + many millions still unvaccinated.”
It comes after England fans without tickets forced their way through Wembley security barriers on Sunday before the Euro 2020 final.
Witnesses have claimed that there were hundreds of fans storming the stadium without tickets.
A Wembley Stadium spokesperson previously said: “There was a breach of security and a small group of people got into the stadium.
“We are now working closely with stadium stewards and security to remove these people.
“Anyone inside the stadium without a ticket will be instantly ejected.”
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