British journalist Piers Morgan got slammed on Twitter on Wednesday for mocking India’s Olympics performance.
It started with a tweet on Wednesday afternoon where Morgan called India’s celebration of silver medalist PV Sindhu and bronze medalist Sakshi Malik “embarrassing”.
The backlash from Indian Twitterati was quick, with writer Chetan Bhagat also joining the fray.
But Morgan was undeterred and replied to many with sarcastic tweets like these.
About an hour ago he made a similar tweet, calling out the apparent disproportionality between India’s population and the number of Olympic medals won.
1,200,000,000 people and not a single Gold medal at the Olympics?— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 24, 2016
Come on India, this is shameful.
Put the bunting away & get training.
… And got trolled some more.
Dear Piers Morgan, if Indians shudn't celebrate 2 medals,then British shud commit suicide in shame for being 3rd despite looting whole world— SecularScientist (@SwarupPhD) August 24, 2016
People getting furious with Piers Morgan.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) August 24, 2016
Guys, this is what he does.
He's a professional troll.
He's KRK with a British accent.
Imagine actually getting irked by Piers Morgan. He's like a pre pubescent boy incapable of listening to a different opinion.— Aakriti Mehrotra (@Aakriti1) August 24, 2016
Some however, were clearly on Morgan's side.
But Morgan is clearly not giving up and even pulled Sachin Tendulkar’s name into it.
He went a step ahead when someone pointed out he was trending on the second place in India.