Controversial television host Piers Morgan is once again making headlines, this time for his unfiltered commentary on the recent World Cup semi-final match between the Matildas and England’s Lionesses.
Morgan, known for his outspoken opinions, took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the game, sparking a heated debate among fans.
The Matildas’ aspirations for World Cup glory were shattered as they endured a devastating defeat in the semi-finals against England.
In front of an impassioned crowd of over 75,000 at Sydney Olympic Park on August 16th, the Matildas suffered a 3-1 loss against England’s Lionesses.
In a nail-biting semi-final encounter, England’s Ella Toone secured an early lead for her team in the 36th minute.
The team’s superstar captain, Sam Kerr, later left everyone in awe with an extraordinary long-range solo goal in the 63rd minute, prompting supporters to rise to their feet and level the playing field.
However, the elation was short-lived, as Lauren Hemp found the back of the net just eight minutes later, restoring England’s lead and dashing the Matildas’ aspirations.
Alessia Russo sealed England’s triumph with a third goal in the 86th minute, cementing their spot in the final against Spain.
Despite the heartbreaking loss, fans nationwide rallied behind the Matildas, showering them with praise for their courageous performance.
Never one to shy away from stirring the pot, Morgan took a different approach by dredging up our recent Ashes win over England and the controversy over “the Jonny Bairstow Ashes runout debacle”.
BREAKING: England’s fabulous @Lionesses crush Australia’s wilting Matildas 3-1 in their own back yard to reach the Women’s World Cup Final….
…. sweet revenge for the Jonny Bairstow Ashes runout debacle.
Congrats ladies- you’ve made your country proud! ???????????? pic.twitter.com/NrS2RcP6Vb
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 16, 2023
Many were quick to call out Morgan’s unsportsmanlike behaviour, some urging him to “give it a rest” while others highlighted the positive impact the Matildas have had on the game during their World Cup campaign.
You really didn’t get past your schoolboy days.
— bronwyn walenkamp-landers (@bwalen) August 16, 2023
My God! He’s still whining about the Ashes run out! Give it a rest Piers!
— Ajay AJ (@AjayTweets07) August 16, 2023
Omg what a pathetic unsportsmanlike pathetic excuse for a man you are
— Dr Sally ???????? (@slsandpet) August 16, 2023
Classless as usual
— Ray Gatt (@Gatty54) August 16, 2023
Dear @piersmorgan – Congrats to the @Lionesses first of all. I didnt see the game so cannot comment on Australian performance but can’t you be happy the joy that the Matildas brought to the tons of aussies and hopefully make football more popular there
— Prashant Shirali (@prashantshirali) August 16, 2023
Still sad? pic.twitter.com/pH6L3nRMOM
— Michael ???? (@Collingwoodmag) August 16, 2023
As Morgan continues his criticism from the sideline, the Matildas are gearing up to go head-to-head with Sweden on Saturday, August 19 for a third place finish.