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Wednesday 28 July 2021

Piers Morgan - Gold Medal Whinger

Those with the necessary privilege to allow their entry to the media establishment, and especially those who have achieved significant rank within our free and fearless press, know everything about everything. Their expertise knows no bounds: no matter that they have no specialist knowledge on any given subject, they know all about it. As a result, they are uniquely qualified to shoot off their Norths And Souths about that subject.

Piers Morgan displays his gold medal haul ...

This mindset is all too often exemplified by former Screws and Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan, whose sporting prowess has thus far extended only to On-Set Undisputed World Championship Heavyweight Wobbler Throwing And Flouncing Off Combination, with a side order of rank pettiness and a degree of difficulty not unadjacent to zero. But The Great Man knows everything about competing as an elite gymnast at the Olympic Games.

As a result, he has targeted Team USA’s Simone Biles. For those who don’t follow gymnastics, this is what Wikipedia tells us about her: “Simone Arianne Biles … is an American artistic gymnast. With a combined total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals, Biles is the most decorated American gymnast and is regarded by many to be the greatest and most dominant gymnast of all time”. She’s been there, and done it.

... to compare and contrast with Simone Biles' tally

However, during the team event, she had a problem executing her vault routine, and a near-fall on landing. There had been mishaps in other disciplines. She subsequently withdrew from the finals of the team event, and then from the finals of the individual all-around competition. After withdrawing from the team final, she said “I have to focus on my mental health. I just think mental health is more prevalent in sports right now”.

There was more. “I don't trust myself as much anymore. Maybe it's getting older … We're not just athletes. We're people at the end of the day and sometimes you just have to step back”. Ms Biles is maybe carrying too much expectation on her shoulders. She also has to manage with ADHD. But that cut no ice with the great Morgan.

Are ‘mental health issues’ now the go-to excuse for any poor performance in elite sport? What a joke. Just admit you did badly, made mistakes, and will strive to do better next time. Kids need strong role models not this nonsense … Athletes are now deemed more courageous, inspiring & heroic if they lose or quit then if they win or tough it out, which is ridiculous. I blame Twitter’s virtue-signallers for fuelling this culture of celebrating weakness. The real world doesn’t think like that”. And he wasn’t finished, unfortunately.

I’m writing a column about Simone Biles. Brace yourself, weak woke Twitter - you’re not going to like it”. Ah, the old “sneering at anti-racism dead giveaway” ploy. But enough. What does he expect Ms Biles to do? Carry on and seriously injure herself? So that, in the retelling, he can call her out for some other sale and click generating reason?

And on mental toughness, a little reminder for The Great Man

Few of us - and I include Piers Morgan and his fellow Pundit Establishment know-alls in this - have the first idea what sacrifices Simone Biles, and indeed thousands of other elite athletes, have had to endure so that audiences can be entertained. What those pundits should know is that it is only those athletes who know when to carry on, and when to stop.

But Piers Morgan couldn’t give a flying foxtrot about that. His only concern is the promotion of Himself Personally Now. Because, don’t forget, he knows everything about everything.

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Anonymous said...

Moron on athleticism.

Get a load of his fat gut.

iMatt said...

On YouTube, ex RAF Tornado navigator John Peters, most famous for being shot down 30yrs ago during Desert Storm and captured by the Iraqis, mentions how the strain of RAF crews going into combat on a daily basis took its toll on some of these crews who suffered mental breakdowns.

I wonder if Piss Moron would consider these pilots lesser individuals due to risking their very lives and witnessing their comrades not making it back?

Besides, just why does Moron feel he has to constantly make himself heard on subjects he has virtually no knowledge of?

Anonymous said...

Morgan is a first rate, tenth rate mediocrity.

Which is why he shouts a lot.

Which is why he's employed by charlatans and thieves.

Arnold said...

It's different when whinging in the tabloids about his own bout of Covid-19 is profitable though. Man up Piers!

He writes his symptoms included fever, cold sweats, coughing, and "alarming" chest pains, although they have now faded.

"This is definitely the roughest I've felt from any illness in my adult life


Unknown said...

Because he wants relevance, it's the look at me, I'm being edgy look

J said...

Piss Morganna attacking women of colour again... misogynistic racist.

That's it, that's what he is. If he doesn't like it, the overweight fat cnut can jog on... to a heart attack.

Anonymous said...

Simone Biles is a survivor of sexual abuse. Violated by those she should have been able to trust. That trauma will be something she’s dealing with for years. She has ADHD - which comes with its own set of challenges, many symptoms mirroring trauma. And she’s carrying everyone’s expectations on her shoulders. I’m surprised she ever made it to the gym to train - but she did. And she’s a champion, not just because of the medals, but because of her courage. Morgan isn’t fit to share the same galaxy as her.

Jonathan said...

Anyone working in a high pressured stressful environment can become unwell.

Simone has every right to put her own wellbeing first, also it gives other gymnasts to step forward and represent the USA.

But what would Moron know about selfless acts ? Or caring about others than those closet to him?

No Moron like much of those out there on the political right, are grifters, charlatans, bullies & full of bitterness.

Mr Larrington said...

If there really was a “culture of celebrating weakness” then colossal bellend Piers “Morgan” Moron would be more highly revered than the Pope, Missis Kwin and Bond James Bond put together.

Nico said...

"Yoo hoo, GBNews, I do war on woke at least as well as Farridge, employ me!" said the clown

David Walsh said...

Alas, Morgan did his column (for, suprise, suprise, the Daily Mail, who have lapped it up). It must be only example of someone up to his knees in dung, digging himself into it even deeper. For a grisly look go to https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9835069/PIERS-MORGAN-Sorry-Simone-boast-GOAT-selfishly-quit.html