Piers Morgan defends going to Englands Euro semi-final as hes dubbed hypocrite by fans
Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid watch England at Wembley
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Piers Morgan headed to Wembley stadium on Wednesday evening to watch England beat Denmark and secure their place in the Euro 2020 final. The former Good Morning Britain presenter was branded a “hypocrite” on Twitter for attending the sporting event alongside 66,000 supporters, after previously questioning Boris Johnson’s decision to lift lockdown.
Following the game, Piers took to Twitter to share a selfie as he celebrated the historic win.
“BOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!” the jubilant 56-year-old wrote alongside the social media snap, which he shared with his 7.9 million followers.
Many took the comments section of the post to question the move after the TV star’s previous remarks.
Only days prior to the match, Piers had hit out at the Prime Minister’s plan to scrap Covid restrictions later this month.
He tweeted: “So to summarise: we’re steaming ahead to covid ‘freedom’ on July 19 as cases and hospitalisations are accelerating again and just 1/3 of us have been fully vaccinated.
“Boris Johnson is taking yet another massive gamble in this pandemic – and none of his other gambles worked.”
On realising he was at the match, Twitter users then called out the star.
One person wrote: “Piers Morgan 5th July: Easing restrictions is crazy, cases are accelerating! Piers Morgan 7th July: Celebrates a goal with 65,000 other people at Wembley Stadium.”
Sharing a similar thought, another added: “Two days ago he’s saying we are coming out of lockdown too soon, clearly not following his own advice. Obviously not too concerned.”
“Biggest hypocrite out there @piersmorgan,” a third chipped in.
“The man who has continually criticized people without masks, not following rules, big crowds that ‘kill people’ Cheltenham in particular. Calling people covidiots for having a view or questioning anything. Tonight is football and heyho, amongst thousands of people. Where’s truth eh?” (sic) a fourth person remarked.
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The following day, Piers returned to the micro-blogging site to defend his decision.
“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,” he tweeted.
Earlier in the week, Boris unveiled step four of the roadmap out of lockdown.
During a press conference, the Prime Minister said face coverings and social distancing measures would be optional following the proposed end of lockdown on July 19.
The rule of six is also set to be scrapped.
However, final decisions regarding the so-called “freedom day” will be made a week prior on July 12.
Mr Johnson said: “We must be honest with ourselves that if we can’t reopen our society in the next few weeks, when we will be helped by the arrival of summer and by the school holidays, then we must ask ourselves: when will we be able to return to normal?”
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