'So jarringly wrong' Piers Morgan rages over Olympics opening ceremony after odd moment

Piers Morgan, 56, was left raging after the Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony aired earlier today. The outspoken broadcaster hit out at the Covid restrictions in place as he recalled a moment that felt “jarringly wrong”.

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Piers is never one to mince his words and the former Good Morning Britain presenter’s latest target was the Tokyo Olympics.

He hit out at the “downbeat and dreary” opening ceremony of the games in a brutal assessment.

Comparing it to the London and Rio Olympics, Piers was left unimpressed by the restrictions in place.

He took aim in particular at there being no real audience for the flag-waving athletes in the stadium.

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'So jarringly wrong' Piers Morgan rages over Olympics opening ceremony after odd moment

‘So jarringly wrong’ Piers Morgan rages over Olympics opening ceremony after odd moment (Image: GETTY)

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Piers Morgan, 56, was left raging after the Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony aired earlier today. (Image: GETTY)

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Piers penned: “Aside from the tedious ‘entertainment’ – since when was a guy running on a treadmill supposed to thrill the soul?

“It just felt so jarringly wrong to observe a soulless procession of gurning flag-waving athletes waving to a sea of silent fake fan faces in the empty 68,000 seats.

“With a tiny crowd of under 1000 made up solely of privileged foreign dignitaries and diplomats including Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and America’s First Lady Jill Biden, International Olympic Committee members and Olympic sponsors.”

Piers ended his scathing assessment of the games with a plea for it to be cancelled.

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He hit out at the “downbeat and dreary” opening ceremony of the games in a brutal assessment. (Image: GETTY)

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The outspoken broadcaster hit out at the Covid restrictions in place as he recalled a moment that felt “jarringly wrong”. (Image: GETTY)

He added in his Mail Online column: “The shambolic, disorganised, dangerous Tokyo Olympics is a recipe for covid disaster and should be canned before it’s too late.”

However, many of the presenter’s followers hit out over his opinion, as they took to Twitter to air their views.

One replied: “You’ve posted this before the ceremony has finished, which suggests you wrote the column before it had started.

“By all means criticise the Olympics happening, but not sure you’d watched it.

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Piers Morgan career highlights (Image: EXPRESS)

“If you had sure you’d have had something to say about Naomi Osaka lighting the flame…”

“Are you too soon to post this?” added a second.

“The ceremonies are still going on and all the creative stuffs are happening now.” (sic)

Another viewer wrote: “I found it about as interesting as most of the other opening ceremonies.

“The lack of atmosphere was obviously a bit drab but these are the times we’re in at the moment.

“Japan will host a fantastic games I’m sure.”

BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker also shared his love of the opening ceremony, praising the UK’s commentators.

He penned on his Twitter: “Give Hazel Irvine & Andrew Cotter a pair of gold medals for the last few hours.

“Brilliant coverage of the #OpeningCeremony of the #Olympics.”

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 takes place from today to August 8 and will be available to watch on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, radio and online.

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