CNN's Piers Morgan on U.S. football: 'It's girly'

CNN anchor Piers Morgan knows how to get under peoples' skin. (REUTERS)

CNN anchor Piers Morgan knows how to get under peoples' skin. (REUTERS)

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CNN anchor Piers Morgan has irritated scores of viewers during his short time at Larry King’s former desk.

His latest comments regarding false football likely won’t change peoples’ opinions.

In a tongue-in-cheek interview with TMZ this week, the British news pundit took aim at American and Canadian football, calling it a “girly” game.

Morgan, a noted Arsenal fan, appeared to be joking. However a bit of the smugness that eventually pushed him off the air seeped through.

“You have to learn proper football, the real (sport) with the round ball,” he told the gossip site when asked to compare the U.S. to Britain. “And no girly padding or helmets.”

He refused to call it soccer.

“The British football, which like all things is where it all started ... Football: No padding, no helmets.

Asked if that made soccer a tougher sport, Morgan quipped: “You do the math.”

CNN has decided to end the marquee prime-time talk show hosted by veteran British journalist Piers Morgan, the cable news network said on Sunday.

A date for the final broadcast of Piers Morgan Live on CNN had not been determined and a spokeswoman did not immediately say if Morgan would remain at the network in any other role.

-With files from Reuters

 


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