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Twitter war: Piers Morgan trolled for mocking India’s Rio medals celebration

British journalist Piers Morgan on Wednesday got in a Twitter war with Indian social media users when he criticised India's hyped celebration of two Rio Olympics medals.

India TV Sports Desk India TV Sports Desk
New Delhi Updated on: August 24, 2016 22:07 IST
British journalist Piers Morgan
British journalist Piers Morgan

British journalist Piers Morgan on Wednesday got in a Twitter war with Indian social media users when he criticised India's hyped celebration of two Rio Olympics medals.

In response to an Indian twitter user who shared newspaper cuttings of welcome rallies of medallists PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, Morgan said, “Country with 1.2 billion people wildly celebrates 2 losing medals. How embarrassing is that?"

Twitterati did not take it lightly and came down heavily on 51-year-old TV personality for undermining India’s Rio Olympics performance. 

Not one to take blows quietly, Morgan responded to trolls.  “1,200,000,000 people and not a single Gold medal at the Olympics? Come on India, this is shameful. Put the bunting away & get training.

Here are some of the tweets in reaction to Morgan’s tasteless comment:

Morgan tried to get back at trolls:

…but as he said, “Country with 1.2 billion people.” 

He had some suggestion for us too:

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