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

India TV Sports Desk New Delhi 24 Aug 2016, 22:07:28 PM IST
India TV Sports Desk

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: