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Dominic Gover, Senior reporter
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Motor mouth TV host Piers Morgan took on seemingly the whole of Twitter during a lengthy rant about Arsenal FC and Robin Van Persie.
A flurry of posts laid down the law according to Morgan to his 2 million plus followers.
Coming in for varying degress of flak from Morgan on the micro-blogging site were; Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, the entire board at the Emirates stadium, shareholder Ivan Gazidis, England coach Gary Neville - and assorted random tweeters.
Gunners fan Morgan, who has a chat show in America, was fuming at news star striker Van Persie had refused to pen a new deal.
“I’m not accepting this, and nor should any #Arsenal fan - Wenger & Gazidis must tell us what they said to @Persie_Official , and say it NOW,” huffed the former TV talent show host.
“Gazidis is ‘on a 2-week holiday in America’. Really?? Get your sorry a** back to London and sort this fiasco out. #Arsenal
“Podolski & Giroud are NOT adequate replacements for@Persie_Official - this is another catastrophe.We’re officially a selling club #Arsenal
“If you go to Manchester City @Persie_Official - you’ll be dead to me. DEAD.
When former Manchester United defender Gary Neville joined in the ‘conversation,’ he got short shrift from Morgan, whose ardour was well and truly up.
“@GNev2 Yes, because everyone at United would just love to go 8yrs without a trophy, wouldn’t they, T-Bag?” rapped Morgan.
That was followed up by the former Mirror editor with another tweet aimed at the England coach.
“@GNev2 Mate, you’re not even the best football team in Manchester. Pipe down.”
“RVP wants to compete, not limp in 19pts behind both Manchester clubs. I don’t blame him. Stop moaning Wenger/Gazidis and ACT.”
After about an hour, more Tweeters were picking up the rant and started contributing to the fun.
Meanwhile, one tweeter’s haircut was derided as ‘village idiot hair” by Morgan – who then declared war on all internet trolls.
‘Troll’ is the term for people who deliberately sow discord online for personal pleasure.