Piers Morgan mocked for claiming ‘wokies’ were ‘screaming in horror’ at national anthem

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Piers Morgan is in the spotlight again this time for slamming those who criticised the English National Anthem being sung during the opening of the country's first Euro 2020 match against Croatia.

Taking to Twitter to refute claims of the anthem promoting colonialism, Piers penned: "Great to see the whole England team belting out the national anthem.

"And to all wokies screaming in horror at this 'disgusting celebration of colonial imperialism', get a life you morons."

Piers finished his post a triumphant: "God save the Queen!" followed by the England flag.

However, the broadcaster's strongly worded speech has created a backlash online with one person tweeting: "Woke means having your eyes open. What on earth is wrong with that? Answer not expected."

Piers Morgan has stirred up strong feelings on Twitter
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Another penned: "Woke, being aware of social injustices, the hypocrisy is duly noted, Piers is learning."

In another post, the former Good Morning Britain host praised the England players for taking the knee, which is a symbolic gesture promoting the campaign against racial violence.

Following reports of some of the players being booed Piers wrote: "A plea to England's boo-boys: if you don't agree with taking the knee, then just ignore it & check your Twitter feed or pick your nose or something.

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"But respect your team's right to make a peaceful protest that they've clarified is non-political. We all want them to win, right?"

However this seemed to confuse the broadcaster's followers with one asking: "Mate you say this but then you promote taking the knee I don’t understand."

It's not the first time Piers has called out the 'woke brigade' warning that they would be "cancelled" in 50 years' time.

Piers calls out 'woke brigade' for criticising English national anthem
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The controversial presenter, 56, who quit Good Morning Britain back in March, made the revelation in an interview with 60 Minutes Australia.

In the chat, Piers revealed he "refuses" to be "cancelled" and shared how he thinks the origin of the term woke started out "well-intentioned", but he believes it has become "hi-jacked by extremely illiberal people".

"Woke" is described as having awareness to be awake to racial and social injustice.

Issuing a warning to "cancellers", he said: "Here's what I say to the woke brigade. Right now, what's happening right now, will be considered inappropriate in 50 years' time.

Piers quit GMB after Meghan Markle row
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"That's what they don't realise, is that once you start this process, everything becomes problematic. Everything becomes something that has to be cancelled."

Elsewhere in the interview, Piers blamed Meghan Markle for his Good Morning Britain exit and labelled her a "liar".

Piers has previously confirmed that the reason he left Good Morning Britain is because he refused to apologise for his comments about Meghan Markle.

Revealing his side of the story which saw him sensationally quit the ITV breakfast show at the beginning of March, Piers admitted he'd had "a bad night of broken sleep" after hosting the show on Monday 8 March.

By the time it came to host Tuesday's show, Piers said he was "tired and agitated" – and ended up storming off set when his colleague Alex Beresford "launched into a very personal attack".

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