MC Piers Morgan, who conducted Cristiano Ronaldo’s controversial interview, mocked Lionel Messi’s joining Inter Miami instead of continuing to play in Europe.
“So Messi gave up top football at the age of 35, three years earlier than Ronaldo,” Morgan wrote on Twitter . “Perhaps, now we will read/listen to all the mocking, condemning articles of journalists/sports experts like they did with Ronaldo, right? (Warning: we won’t do it?) So)”.
Morgan’s comment was immediately met with a backlash. A fan commented under the post of the British MC: “Messi finished football when he won the 2022 World Cup in December, Morgan!”. Another wrote: “Messi will turn 36 in two weeks, and has won everything. Messi is the world champion.”
Earlier, on June 7, Inter Miami posted a video as a move to announce the contract with Messi , and the Argentine star confirmed in an interview with Diario Sport that he would come to the American professional football tournament ( MLS), although I really want to return to Barca.
At the age of 35, this is the first time Messi has left Europe – where he played for the top two teams Barca and PSG, scoring a total of 704 goals, 303 assists in 853 matches, winning 37 titles and a record seven Golden Ball. At this age, Ronaldo is still playing at the top for Juventus in the 2020-2021 season. At that time, he scored 36 and assisted four goals in 44 matches, including winning Serie A top scorer. A year later, Ronaldo also returned to Man Utd. Although the team was not successful, the Portuguese striker personally still impressed with 24 goals in 38 matches. In the 2022-2023 season, he was not used by the new coach Erik ten Hag, rarely started, so he only scored three goals in 16 matches, before leaving European football at the age of 37.
Piers Morgan, born in 1965, is a famous British journalist, commentator and TV presenter. He used to judge America’s Got Talent in the period 2006-2011 or Britain’s Got Talent 2007-2010. Morgan is an Arsenal fan, has worked with newspapers such as The Sun, News of the World and Daily Mirror before turning to television, and now has a separate column in the New York Post and The Sun.
In November 2022, Morgan conducted a controversial interview with Ronaldo , where he asserted that he did not receive the respect of coach Ten Hag and felt betrayed by Man Utd. As a result of this action, the Old Trafford owner terminated the contract half a year early, causing the Portuguese star to go to Saudi Arabia to play for Al Nassr club.