Piers Morgan dealt ‘crushing’ swipe by Freddie Flintoff over ‘worst day of his life’

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Piers Morgan, 56, and his younger brother, Rupert Morgan, attended the cricket at the Oval on the “worst day” of his life in 2005. The former Good Morning Britain host had to leave early as he had a book signing, leaving his brother to party the night away with Freddie Flintoff,43, after England’s victorious win over Australia.

Reopened my wounds like an acid-sprinkled machete.

Piers Morgan

Piers called Freddie “one of my all-time sporting heroes”, with Piers eager to stay at the event to celebrate with England’s cricketers.

The outspoken journalist detailed the day’s events in his column with The Mail on Sunday.

He said: “Rupert, however, had no such schedule clash and ended up partying with all the England stars until 6am.

“Deeply depressed, I went to bed and woke to a series of ever more excitable voicemails from Rupert.

“‘Bruv, I’m completely smashed. Been with Freddie and the boys all night. Best party ever! They can’t believe you went to Birmingham instead!’.”

Piers detailed that he saw his brother partying with Freddie in the Evening Standard the next morning, with his head cut off.

He continued: “For 16 years I’ve struggled to put the dreadful scars of that calamity behind me.”

Piers had to relive the event again on October 16, as he asked Freddie for a congratulatory message for Rupert’s 50th birthday.

He said: “What he wrote reopened my wounds like an acid-sprinkled machete.”

Freddie read at the event: “Although Piers has put 100s of hours in over the years buttering various players’ a**es to try and be part of the inner sanctum, that night he was nowhere to be seen.

“Instead, there was the great man Rupert Morgan, his younger, far better looking and more charismatic brother, leading the charge – as any self-respecting cricket fan would – while we celebrated the finest Test series in history together with fine champagne, even finer French wine, beer and cigars.”

Freddie went on to say how amazing the night was without Piers there leaving the journalist to call the speech “crushing”.

Piers is known for his very outspoken personality, recently hitting out at Meghan Markle on Thursday for using her royal title to lobby for change by reportedly cold calling Senators.

In view of his 7.9 million followers, Piers branded the reports “outrageous” and called on the monarch to act.

He wrote: “Just outrageous for Princess Pinocchio to use her royal title for political lobbying like this.

“The Queen must stop the Sussexes causing such endless damage to the Monarchy’s reputation.

“Take their titles away,” he ended his post.

The former Life Stories host was responding to reports that Meghan had called two senators on their private numbers to lobby for political purposes.

According to Senator Kristen Gillibrand, Meghan is hoping to become part of “a working group to work on paid leave long term”.

Addressing the surprise call, Senator Collins from Maine said: “I was happy to talk with her, but I’m more interested in what people from Maine are telling me about paid leave.”

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