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Piers Morgan Suffers Bruised Rib, Cracked Wrist After Being Repeatedly Battered by Cricket Bowler
Mediaite ^ | December 27, 2013 | Andrew Kirell

Posted on 12/27/2013 8:27:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

On Thursday evening, CNN’s Piers Morgan appeared before 2,000 Australian cricket fans who watched as he took bowls (they look like pitches to us Americans) from a peeved Aussie bowler.

Morgan had apparently long been taunting the Aussies as he was fed up with watching his native English cricket players getting dominated by their Australian counterparts.

This led to a public challenge of sorts, where Morgan faced bowler Brett Lee and received several welts from 80 mph throws that struck his body in various spots.

Throughout the ordeal, Morgan remained defiant, telling the bowler to “bring it on” after each toss struck a cringe-inducing blow.

After the event, Morgan reported his full injury list to Twitter:

Piers Morgan ✔ @piersmorgan

Full injury list post @BrettLee_58 showdown - cracked wrist, bruised rib, and massive egg on back of head from...the throw-down guy.

11:50 PM - 26 Dec 2013

363 Retweets 194 favorites

We’re not going to try and parse the cricket terminology to understand what exactly was going on, because America, baseball, etc. But suffice it to say, if you enjoy watching Piers Morgan get repeatedly pelted with a ball, have a look below:

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cricket; msm; piersmorgan; sports
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1 posted on 12/27/2013 8:27:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

‘Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy

/sarc


2 posted on 12/27/2013 8:27:58 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rough trade.


3 posted on 12/27/2013 8:28:52 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know if I should respect him for this or not. On the one hand, those cricket balls are hard, harder than baseballs. On the other hand, he would be in that situation if he didn’t shoot his mouth off and wasn’t a jerk.


4 posted on 12/27/2013 8:31:41 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: ClearCase_guy

Stupidity in the extreme.


5 posted on 12/27/2013 8:32:22 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

......the suspect was then taken out to the parking lot and stepped on for smoking in the men's room.....Police were still looking for his little shoes and bowling bag for more clues

6 posted on 12/27/2013 8:33:19 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Morgan had apparently long been taunting the Aussies as he was fed up with watching his native English cricket players getting dominated by their Australian counterparts.”

It appears that Peers got dominated.


7 posted on 12/27/2013 8:35:35 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Viennacon

He real is has stupide as he seems.


8 posted on 12/27/2013 8:35:35 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, using Piers’s logic, we should demand that they ban all cricket bowlers . . . I’m for that.


9 posted on 12/27/2013 8:38:35 PM PST by laweeks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too bad they didn’t damage his mouth (well, in a way different than it’s already damaged) in such a way that he could never speak again.


10 posted on 12/27/2013 8:41:08 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No fan of Morgan myself. He is a slippery customer. He is not to be trusted in what he reports.

The man delivering to Morgan is not bowling according to the rules. He is throwing the ball. He has already been censured for improper delivery. This when in actual proper matches. Just had to enjoy American baseball of yore. Up in Canada we were tuned in to the Detroit Tigers. When a pitcher deliberately hit the batter. A few round house punches were often thrown. Oh I should mention that was when it was Ernie Harwell the radio game commentator was on.

If Morgan is detested here that is ok. He had no defence against the individual throwing the ball.

11 posted on 12/27/2013 8:44:15 PM PST by Peter Libra
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This led to a public challenge of sorts, where Morgan faced bowler Brett Lee and received several welts from 80 mph throws that struck his body in various spots. Throughout the ordeal, Morgan remained defiant, telling the bowler to “bring it on” after each toss struck a cringe-inducing blow. After the event, Morgan reported his full injury list to Twitter: Piers Morgan ✔ @piersmorgan Full injury list post @BrettLee_58 showdown - cracked wrist, bruised rib, and massive egg on back of head from...the throw-down guy.

So, if I am to understand correctly, this guy is a pompous ass all the way to a hospital visit ... and unrepentant in the ambulance.

Whatever did America do, so wrongly, to be subjected to this a-hole?

I feel the bowler stopped far too early.

12 posted on 12/27/2013 8:45:18 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I got my Christmas gift a few days late but I dont mind, its still one awesome gift..CRICKET WINS!!


13 posted on 12/27/2013 8:46:16 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ha.....standing at a “sticky wicket”...to the left of silly mid-on.


14 posted on 12/27/2013 8:51:27 PM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Lazamataz

And somewhere, Jeremy Clarkson is smiling.


15 posted on 12/27/2013 8:52:05 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, he probably really enjoyed that session.


16 posted on 12/27/2013 8:52:50 PM PST by PAR35
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the object of Cricket is to hit leftists with fast balls, then I need to learn Cricket.


17 posted on 12/27/2013 8:54:27 PM PST by freerepublicchat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope Piers Morgan winds up like another notorious double-gaited British Piers, Piers Gaveston.


18 posted on 12/27/2013 9:10:18 PM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More good news: First A & E decides to keep Mr. Robertson and now Piers Morgan is getting a much deserved shellacking.


19 posted on 12/27/2013 9:13:47 PM PST by madison10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A fine cricket test.


20 posted on 12/27/2013 9:14:36 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: hoagy62
And somewhere, Jeremy Clarkson is smiling.

Indeed, he and Brett Lee are probably Facebook friends now.

21 posted on 12/27/2013 9:19:22 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Vince Ferrer
"That was a Googly!!"



22 posted on 12/27/2013 9:22:46 PM PST by hawkeye101 (GOOGLE IS EVIL!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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23 posted on 12/27/2013 9:31:40 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“That was a wicked googly.”


24 posted on 12/27/2013 9:33:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: ETL

That is so gross what a thing to smack one in the face with...


25 posted on 12/27/2013 9:33:46 PM PST by restornu (Love One Another)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I may have to start watching the game cricket if this morgan guy is in more games.I wonder how long he would last?


26 posted on 12/27/2013 9:39:10 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Video won’t play.


27 posted on 12/27/2013 9:41:43 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the Aussie should have used a Sterling


28 posted on 12/27/2013 9:42:28 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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29 posted on 12/27/2013 9:50:28 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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30 posted on 12/27/2013 9:54:37 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LBW: loudmouth before wicket.


31 posted on 12/27/2013 10:11:02 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Brett Lee is an awesome cricketer and human being,

When I heard of this earlier, I assumed it was some other Pierce Morgan.


32 posted on 12/27/2013 10:15:50 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: James C. Bennett
When I heard of this earlier, I assumed it was some other Pierce Morgan.

This is the only Morgan worth knowing from the UK.


33 posted on 12/27/2013 10:28:32 PM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“cracked wrist, bruised rib, and massive egg on back of head”

What a little whiny baby. I'm sure Piers ends up hurt more then this after a strenuous night at the local gay bar.

34 posted on 12/27/2013 10:29:25 PM PST by detective
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To: Peter Libra

Having seen Brett Lee in action for more than a decade, I don’t see anything in his action in this six-ball over that is against the rules. It’s quiet another thing that Morgan was trying to bite off far more than he could chew. He was absolutely clueless, so no point blaming Lee for it.

http://www.3news.co.nz/VIDEO-Full-over-Brett-Lee-bowls-to-CNN-host-Piers-Morgan-Australia-V-England-Ashes-2013-Fourth-Test-MCG/tabid/415/articleID/326515/Default.aspx

For comparison, here’s how a Sri Lankan batsman, who is much shorter than Morgan, played Lee (when he was younger, fitter and faster) a decade ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiuAIkQ8h6U


35 posted on 12/27/2013 10:44:23 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This should happen more often, on Pay per view.


36 posted on 12/27/2013 10:45:39 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually watching Piers getting twacked made him almost seem human. If he would do this every time on his show, I bet his rating would go thru the roof!!


37 posted on 12/27/2013 10:48:31 PM PST by McBuff
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s lucky that Brett Lee has been retired for a couple of years and has probably slowed some 15 -20 mph!

Mel


38 posted on 12/27/2013 10:53:30 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Next time the idiot should start something in a bar room.


39 posted on 12/27/2013 11:13:11 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jiminny Cricket!


40 posted on 12/27/2013 11:19:45 PM PST by dancusa (Molon Labe)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As FedEx and UPS have shown us, sometimes your presents are a few days late.

The packages are late because of broken promises of the shippers. Not the delivery people.

Shop early, your package gets to you on time.

41 posted on 12/27/2013 11:30:15 PM PST by dancusa (Molon Labe)
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To: dfwgator

“That was a wicked googly.”

...a my-thoughts-exactly-BUMP


42 posted on 12/28/2013 12:58:15 AM PST by sayfer bullets (“I didn’t leave the [---] party, the [---] party left me.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: ETL

Oh God, I have to wash my eyes out with bleach now!


43 posted on 12/28/2013 2:00:17 AM PST by Hugin
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To: Peter Libra

> The man delivering to Morgan is not bowling according to the rules.

No, he is.

It’s within rules to bowl at the body as long as it’s not a beamer. A beamer is a ball which doesn’t hit the ground before coming at the body. I haven’t seen the whole video but the first few balls all bounced off the ground and hence within the rules.

Also the bowler is Brett Lee who is no longer an active player - he retired a few years back.


44 posted on 12/28/2013 3:02:47 AM PST by freeboy70
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To: Viennacon

cricket bowlers

I thought they threw bowling balls.


45 posted on 12/28/2013 3:11:36 AM PST by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: Peter Libra

Chin music.


46 posted on 12/28/2013 3:45:48 AM PST by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If it had hit him in the head at 80 mph it would have made the world a better place.


47 posted on 12/28/2013 3:57:16 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I feel better, already...pretty good for a Saturday morning. Thanks!


48 posted on 12/28/2013 4:12:51 AM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You reap what you sow.

Somehow, some way he gets repaid for the vomit he spews from him mouth so frequently.

At least his time was occupied so that he couldn't give the order to “Burn the Church”

49 posted on 12/28/2013 4:52:04 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: sayfer bullets; dfwgator

That’s really not an apt description-a googly is a much slower ball, bowled by a leg spin bowler.


50 posted on 12/28/2013 5:06:25 AM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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