Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan, 55, has hit back at a Twitter user after they shared a resurfaced photo of him and Nigel Farage, 56, at a cricket match. In the snap, the outspoken journalist and the leader of the Brexit Party were pictured at the event with glasses of red wine in hand while smiling for the camera together.
While posting the image of the duo, the Twitter user said that although Piers is “saying the right things now” the picture of him and Nigel “wasn’t taken so long ago”.
However, after Piers spotted the post, he was quick to hit back and insist he “can be “friendly” with people in spite of their political opinions.
The star retweeted the Twitter user’s message in view of his 7.6 million followers and explained their meeting, writing: “That was taken at Lord’s.
“Nigel & I share a great love of cricket.”
One person agreed with the host’s argument and wrote: “Also, ‘saying the right things now’ happens to be subjective…why do people (typically those on the left) take such issue with those who don’t conform to their way of thinking?”
A second fan commented: “Actually something I agree with for a change. Not sure when it happened but you’re not allowed to have an opinion any more, ‘you are wrong and must be cancelled!’”
Others disagreed, with a Twitter user replying: “I wouldn’t boast about this… You should choose your friends more carefully, and if you can’t – don’t tell us about them.”
A second person added: “Tbh I draw the line at people who stoke the fires of division and hatred for personal gain.”(sic)
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Piers’ comments about the resurfaced snap come after he sparked backlash amongst Twitter users by revealing he has written a new book, after teasing his followers with a “big announcement” yesterday.
The star confirmed in a Twitter post: “BREAKING: I’m delighted to announce my new book: ‘WAKE UP – Why the ‘liberal’ war on free speech is even more dangerous than Covid–19.’ Out on October 15th in hardback, ebook & audiobook read by me.”
Although Piers was “delighted” to share his news, some Twitter users were less than impressed and admitted they thought the journalist’s announcement would be “bigger” than it was.
One person seemed disappointed, writing back: “We waited all day for this?”