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Gary Lineker destroys Piers Morgan on Twitter with Cristiano Ronaldo tweet


Gary Lineker destroyed Piers Morgan on Twitter with a well-timed tweet about Cristiano Ronaldo.

Good Morning Britain host Morgan sat down with the Juventus superstar last year for a wide-ranging interview, in which he gushed over Ronaldo.

Morgan told the Portuguese he believes him to be the world’s best footballer in a bid to put the Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi debate to bed.

Anyone who follows Lineker on Twitter will know the Match of the Day host is a big fan of Messi.

But on Wednesday morning he explained to his followers that this doesn’t mean to say he dismisses the brilliance of Ronaldo.

Gary Lineker destroyed Piers Morgan with a well-timed tweet

He tweeted: “Message to Ronaldo fans: When I tweet about the brilliance of Messi, it doesn’t mean I don’t admire Ronaldo.

“Message to Messi fans: When I tweet about Ronaldo, it doesn’t mean I don’t admire Messi. It’s possible to love both of these super human footballers. Enjoy them both.”

Tweeting about Ronaldo, although not in direct response to Lineker, Morgan posted a video of the Portuguese scoring a screamer for Juve, also on Wednesday morning.

Alongside it he wrote: “BOOOM! This is why Ronaldo is the GOAT. Messi can’t do this.”

Morgan is a big fan of Cristiano Ronaldo

Spotting the tweet, Lineker decided to respond: “Fabulous goal, breathtaking footballer, but you really should start watching football before making silly statements.”

Alongside his own tweet, he included a video compilation of Messi scoring stunners.

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Not one to be outdone, Morgan hit back, this time directly at Lineker: “I’ve watched a lot of football and won as many League titles and International trophies as you. (You didn’t even win one at Barcelona!)”

Lineker then replied: “Again, factually incorrect. I won the old second division (Championship) with Leicester City.”

Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are two of the world’s greatest players

For a short while the discussion died down, but it seems Lineker was doing some digging – looking for something humorous to hit Morgan with. And he found.

Lineker posted a screen-shot of an old Morgan tweet reading: “Messi’s the greatest footballer ever, and Ronaldo’s the second best. Any further debate is superfluous – I have spoken.”

Alongside it he added: “Hope Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t know you have spoken, Piers Morgan.” Awkward.

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