British TV personality Piers Morgan was mercilessly trolled online after Argentina’s thrilling win over France in the FIFA World Cup final after wishing Lionel Messi would lose and claiming Cristiano Ronaldo was the “greatest of all time” or “GOAT . “
Ahead of the final in Qatar, Morgan taunted Argentina fans by saying that France would win the soccer spectacle 3-1. So there were many who liked to mock Morgan after Argentina triumphed 4-2 on penalties after drawing 3-3 with France after extra time.
However, the 57-year-old TV presenter began stoking the flames hours before kick-off when he tweeted: “The more hysterical and cocky Messi fans grow over his supposedly inevitable triumph today… the more confident I am he will lose. #WorldCupFinal.”
Things didn’t look too good at half-time, however, as Argentina took a 2-0 lead with goals from Messi and Angel Di Maria. Morgan then went quiet on social media for a while.
However, he was back on Twitter with a vengeance as France began their fight and Kylian Mbappé scored the first of his historic hat-tricks.
Piers triumphantly tweeted: “BOOOM! Here we go. Mbappe will win this.”
With the final turning into one of the most epic football matches in history, it looked like Messi had lifted the trophy for Argentina with a late goal, but Mbappé struck again from the penalty spot to level the game.
Piers then wrote: “What a match. Come on France!!!!”
As the game goes to penalty shootout to determine the winner, explained the TV personality: “The greatest World Cup final ever in the greatest World Cup ever. Absolutely exciting. What a promotion for the beautiful game.”
After Argentina scored the winning penalty, Morgan tweeted: “BREAKING: Argentina win the World Cup on penalties. What a game. Incredible drama. Congratulations to Lionel Messi and his team Mbappe. Football eh.. damn hell!”
This caused the floodgates to open for Morgan as fans were ecstatic that Messi had achieved his footballing dream of winning the World Cup.
A Twitter user Let Morgan know: “Hey @piersmorgan LIONEL MESSI HAS FINISHED FOOTBALL 🐐 the goat”
another wrote, referring to Morgan’s bombshell interview with Ronaldowho ended his career at Manchester United: “I wonder if you’ll ever be able to interview the greatest player of all time, who knows.”
A third taunted MorganShe simply wrote, “Now you’re crying.”
Morgan didn’t seem too impressed with the onslaught he was receiving on social media and appeared to have the final say.
He couldn’t resist a last dig at the Messi fans and declare that Ronaldo is still the best of all time. “Yes, I agree that the debate is settled once and for all… @Cristiano is the one [GOAT]’ he tweeted, using an emoji of a goat in place of the acronym.
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