While editor of the Daily Mirror, he ran a front page stating: “ACHTUNG! SURRENDER – FOR YOU FRITZ ZE EURO 96 CHAMPIONSHIP IS OVER.”
Remarking on “all hell breaking loose” after it was published, the father-of-four remembered Princess Diana’s comments about it.
“Even mild-mannered Sir Bobby Charlton branded me ‘thick’,” Piers stated.
“But one person was thrilled with my errant jingoistic behaviour.”