By Oisin Sweeney • 04 February 2021 • 8:10
Piers Morgan branded Beverley Turner "pathetic" for not joining Brits in clapping for Captain Tom - Image Source: Twitter
PIERS MORGAN branded Beverley Turner “pathetic” and blocked her on Twitter after she announced that she would not be joining the UK in clapping for deceased fundraising legend Captain Sir Tom Moore.
On Wednesday evening (February 3rd), Brits across the nation stepped outside their front doors to partake in a communal clap for Captain Sir Tom Moore after the centenarian fundraising veteran passed away from Covid-19.
Piers Morgan, perhaps Britain’s most divisive journalists, became engaged in a Twitter spat with tv presenter Beverley Turner when she announced she wouldn’t not be participating in the event, branding her “pathetic” before blocking her profile.
In her tweet, Turner wrote, “#SirTomMoore and his family did a brilliant job of raising £ for the NHS. It’s great that he lived to 100! It’s awesome that he got one last holiday”.
“But I’m not clapping in the st to maintain the fear that imminent death is all around & we’re all in this together. We’re not”.
This drew the ire of Morgan, who replied “This is so pathetic” and blocked Turner’s profile. She responded with “Must have touched a nerve as been blocked by @piersmorgan.
“I don’t think he liked the fact that it seems – by many of your reactions- that I wasn’t completely wrong… And he does not like to be wrong. Maybe he’s manipulating you all too? Just a thought….”
Morgan later tweeted: “Lots of clapping in my part of West London. Great to hear. Thanks for everything, Captain Tom.”
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Oisin is an Irish writer based in Seville, the sunny capital of Andalucia. After starting his working life as a bookseller, he moved into journalism and cut his teeth as a reporter at one of Ireland's biggest news websites. Since joining Euro Weekly News in November, he has enjoyed covering the latest stories from Seville, Spain and further afield - with special interests in crime, cybersecurity, and European politics. Anyone who can pronounce his name first try gets a free cerveza...
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