Bengaluru, Aug 24: Eminent British journalist Piers Morgan was slammed on Twitter by Indian fans after he tweeted mocking India for celebrating the country's performance at the Rio Olympics 2016.
Malik bagged bronze medal in women's 58 kg wrestling category and PV Sindhu won the first ever silver medal for India in women's badminton category.
While the achievement was below par, it does not take anything away from the two Olympians and Indians have every reason to celebrate Sakshi and Sindhu's triumphs.
Morgan on Twitter, today (August 24) wrote: Country with 1.2 billion people wildly celebrates 2 losing medals. How embarrassing is that?
This was uncalled for from the veteran journalist who insulted Indians as well as Sakshi and PV Sindhu by belittling their achievement.
This was Piers Morgan's tweet:
Country with 1.2 billion people wildly celebrates 2 losing medals. How embarrassing is that? https://t.co/FYSBM7ErAf— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 24, 2016
As soon as the Indian fans saw this they flocked Twitter in numbers replied back to the Britisher.
Here are some of the tweets from Indian fans:
@piersmorgan slamming fans in small towns that don't have a lot to celebrate is strange behavior from a man who has a lot— Roop Raj (@rooprajfox2) August 24, 2016
@piersmorgan So much noise about English football, yet nothing worthwhile since 1966. How embarrassing is that?— Bodhisattva Sen Roy (@insenroy) August 24, 2016
#PiersMorgan is the Shobhaa De of "The Great Britain"— Prasant Naidu (@PrasantNaidu) August 24, 2016
Piers Morgan himself later slammed the Indian fans for trolling him for his tweet.
His counter tweet read:
Indian Twitter definitely wins Gold at trolling. If only their athletes were as skilled. https://t.co/MRO110udG4— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 24, 2016