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31st Oct 2015

Piers Morgan has managed to suck some of the joy from Dan Carter’s phenomenal performance

Why, Piers?

Paul Moore

This is embarrassing.

One of the greatest No 10’s in rugby history finally had a stage to show his immense talent and Dan Carter didn’t disappoint. New Zealand have retained the Webb Ellis trophy following an enthralling 34-17 win at Twickenham and Carter was pulling the strings.

The fly-half was phenomenal from the boot, scoring 2 conversions, 4 penalties and 1 drop goal as the All-Blacks were crowned world champions for a record third time.

Very few people could begrudge the Crusaders star his moment of glory after he cruelly missed out on the final against France four years ago due to injury. But after the match ended, professional misery merchant Piers Morgan couldn’t help but shamelessly plug the fact that Carter follows him on Twitter.

While we’re sure the tweet was meant in jest, it still strikes us as incredibly cringeworthy and shameless.

It seems that quite a few people on Twitter were under the same impression, that the TV host was shamelessly piggybacking on the success of the World Cup winner, and they were all quick to reply.

Carter Tweets

Just tragic stuff, really.