‘You selfish, reckless clown … all you had to do was sit inside and watch TV’: Piers Morgan fires Jack Grealish for his apology as fans slam ‘pitiful’ video after Aston Villa star was caught partying
Piers Morgan has labeled Aston Villa star Jack Grealish as a ‘selfish, reckless clown’ after apologizing for partying with friends during the corona virus lockout.
The 24-year-old midfielder took to social media Monday night to apologize for his behavior after photos of him appeared online in a Birmingham suburb.
Grealish attended a party on Saturday in the penthouse of his former Villa teammate Ross McCormack and didn’t leave until the early hours of Sunday morning.
Jack Grealish’s apology for partying during lockdown has not gone down well with some fans
The white Range Rover has been shown after the crash in the Dickens Heath area of Solihull
It was also alleged that a £ 70,000 white Range Rover owned by Grealish was involved in an accident involving two parked cars in the area where he was depicted.
In his apology video, Grealish admitted he “ stupidly ” accepted an invitation to the party, saying he was “ deeply embarrassed ” by his actions after previously urging fans to follow government advice and stay at home.
But the message from hopeful England fell on deaf ears, with Morgan directing criticism of him on Twitter.
Commenting on the star’s video, Morgan quoted part of it, “I know it’s a hard time for everyone to be locked up for so long,” adding, “Is this a joke?
“The closure was ordered just 7 days ago, you selfish, reckless clown. You just had to sit inside and watch TV. ‘
Referring to Grealish’s social media video telling people to stay home and protect the NHS, which he posted the day before attending the party, Morgan wrote, ‘Grealish took a day to do the opposite of what he preached .
“And people wonder why the police should now enforce social distance?”
Piers Morgan hit Grealish on Good Morning Britain before apologizing
The midfielder, who is a big wire transfer goal for Manchester United this summer, said in his apology video, “ I just wanted to take a short video message to say how deeply I am ashamed of what happened this weekend.
“I know it’s a difficult time for everyone to be locked in doors for so long and I got a call from a friend asking to drop by.
“I simply agreed to do that. I don’t want anyone to make the same mistake I did, so I urge everyone to stay at home and follow the rules and guidelines that we’ve been asked to do.
“I’m sure I’m going to do that in the near future. Of course I urge everyone to do the same.
Grealish is depicted walking away near the scene of a Range Rover crash on Sunday morning
An image was spread on social media of a man who looked like Grealish and was wearing strange shoes
“I hope everyone can accept my apology and that we can move on and enjoy again in the near future when all this is over.”
Fans quickly criticized the star’s “pathetic” message, with some suggesting he was only sorry he had broken government guidelines.
Twitter user @Nockkky wrote, “Grealish’s apology is genuinely pitiful, no repentance has been expressed,” while @ MackemMike1 said, “I watched Jack Grealish’s” apology “video. No matter what someone says, I’m just sorry he got caught now. ‘
The video was also described as ‘pathetic by @ davenicholls26, while @ MarkHagin1 claimed,’ If anyone were to go … it would [be] him’.
Grealish has since been fined by his club Aston Villa, which will donate the money to charity.
In a statement, the club said, “Club captain Jack Grealish accepted that his decision to leave his home was wrong and completely unnecessary. It was contrary to government guidelines that are clear and must be followed by everyone.
“The player will be disciplined and fined with the proceeds donated to The University Hospitals Charity in Birmingham.”