Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: Piers Morgan loses £5,000 bet - and dignity - to Joey Barton following record defeat

Morgan started by anticipating stellar performances from Brazilian players David Luiz and Fred and ended far worse off financially

Turns out, Brazil weren’t the only losers yesterday.

Because, following numerous tweets predicting that the South American side would advance through to the World Cup final on Sunday, Piers Morgan was left looking green around the gills after losing a £5,000 bet to footballing foe Joey Barton.

The former Daily Mirror editor and the QPR midfielder frequently clash on Twitter, and came to blows ahead of their mutual appearance on BBC panel show Question Time in May.

Barton had tweeted a picture of a book titled British Politics for Dummies, telling Morgan he was “currently having this read to me” in preparation.

 

In reply, the broadcaster called Barton, who used to play for French team Marseille, “Le Pitbull”, telling him: “I don’t need to train for intelligent political debates. You however… Well, best of luck.”

Barton hit back, calling Morgan “nice but dim” and tweeting a picture of his nemesis’ head on the body of a super-sized sumo wrestler. “A visual representation of the struggle I have ahead of me,” he captioned it.

Yesterday, Barton revelled in Morgan’s misfortunes after his abilities to forecast the future fell flat.

Morgan started by anticipating stellar performances from Brazilian players David Luiz and Fred:

But things quickly started to unravel after German player Thomas Müller scored the first goal in the eleventh minute. He kept up hope:

Soon, the goals came thick and fast, with Germany managing to net a further four goals in six minutes to seal the start of the worst semi-final defeat in World Cup history. And Barton wasn’t about to let him forget it:

And eventually, as the final score rolled to 7-1, Morgan agreed:

Not that he learned his lesson:

But Morgan and Brazil’s epic loss is the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Hillsborough Justice Campaign’s gain. The two decided to donate their wins to a charity of their choice.

Read More: Mick Jagger Blamed For Brazil's Shocking Defeat
THE BEST MEMES FROM THE BRAZIL VS GERMANY GAME
DAVID LUIZ FALLS FROM LEADER TO SYMBOL OF HUMILIATION
PROMOTED VIDEO
News
ebooksAn unforgettable anthology of contemporary reportage
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs People

HR Manager - Kent - £45,000

£40000 - £45000 per annum: Ashdown Group: HR Manager / Training Manager (L&D /...

HR Manager - Edgware, London - £45,000

£40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Manager - Edgware, Lon...

HR Manager - London - £40,000 + bonus

£32000 - £40000 per annum + bonus: Ashdown Group: HR Manager (Generalist) -Old...

Talent Manager / HR Manager - central London - £50,000

£45000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Talent / Learning & Development Mana...

Day In a Page

Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week