Piers Morgan is not a fan Simone Manuel and her recent comments to the media. The U.S. Olympic swimmer and bronze medalist took aim at the media in a series of tweets this week, urging reporters to “stop interviewing athletes” after a “disappointing performance.”
The British television personality disagreed with that.
“The media should stop writing about any of these ridiculous whiners,” Piers Morgan states in a tweet featuring an article about Manuel’s stance. “That would soon stop this self-indulgent nonsense from prima donnas who just can’t handle being criticised for bad performance.”
The 25-year-old Manuel took issue with the post-race interviews at the Games, saying in a tweet on Tuesday that those media appearances in general don’t give athletes the time to “process anything.”
“Please stop interviewing athletes right after a disappointing performance before they have any time to process anything. Trust me. They gave it their all. Nothing else people need to know at that time,” she posted.
Last month, Morgan called out Team USA gymnast Simone Biles for “quitting” during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He stated that Biles left her team to fight on without their “leader and supreme motivational champion and instead of winning the gold, they came in second.”
Morgan admits that he likes his sporting champions to be “cocky little devices” when they have the ability and medals to back the confidence up. “And they don’t get much cockier than Ms. Biles,” Piers proclaims. He calls out Biles. “Rather than dust herself down and battle on for Gold, as she did in 2018, she did something which absolutely staggered me. She quit.”
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