British journalist and TV personality Piers Morgan has found himself in a Twitter war with Chrissy Teigen and John Legend after he made some particularly defamatory remarks about Ali – even going so far as to call the 74-year-old racist and worse than Donald Trump!
‘Muhammad Ali said far more inflammatory/racist things about white people than Donald Trump ever has about Muslims. #fact,’ Piers tweeted. ‘Why sugar-coat what Ali said or stood for? He never did that to himself, or when speaking to others. I hope people don't make me sound too perfect when I die. No coats of sugar please.’
Standing up for the man they called ‘The Greatest’, singer John, 37, was quick to put Piers in his place.
‘You could test us by announcing your retirement,’ he tweeted, to which wife Chrissy chimed in with her typical humour: ‘From what? Trolling isn't a job (I’ve tried).’
From there, it was on like Donkey Kong between the 51-year-old Brit and the 30-year-old model, who exchanged a number of barbs over the public social media platform.
Piers likened Chrissy to a ‘ludicrous swimwear accessory’ and the new mum firing back that Piers is a ‘unequivocal d*****’.