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Piers Morgan branded 'Zionist scum' in thorough trolling after #FreePalestineAndIsrael tweets

The former Daily Mirror editor appeared mildly surprised by the barrage of abuse he received

It’s been at least five seconds since Piers Morgan managed to offend someone on Twitter.

So what better way to engage his followers in a “sensible debate” about the ever-worsening conflict between Israel and Gaza than to post the hashtag “#FreePalestineAndIsrael” and suggest the country finds itself a “Nelson Mandela”?

The former Daily Mirror editor appeared mildly surprised by the barrage of abuse he received, as Twitter users took the troll-bait dangled before them like controversial carrots, chewed it up and spat back with replies like “Zionist scum”, “idiot” and, a personal favourite (he did retweet it), “You just f**king get worse and worse don't you, you fat, ugly, ignorant c**t.”

Though we’re not quite sure what he expected the response to be. Given that, alongside helpfully declaring “I like Jews. I like Arabs”, he also posted things like “Same nonsense made Northern Ireland a murderous tinderbox for 30 years”.

It started off fairly bluntly:

So he “did a Rihanna” and clarified his post with a slightly more balanced musing:

Then he started getting hideously trolled, so he angled for “sensible debate”.

Which might have been sensible, too, had he not then followed his tweet up with these:

Then came the Mandela retweets:

And then the comparison to his relationship with Jeremy Clarkson, as pointed out by one follower:

He retweeted some of the best trolls, just to give them some encouragement:

And rounded it off with another inflammatory:

Morgan isn’t the only name to wade in on the emotionally charged foreign affairs of the Middle East.

 

Rihanna similarly raised eyebrows when she posted the hashtag “#FreePalestine”, deleted it, and tweeted this instead.

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