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Piers Morgan corrects son Spencer over coronavirus claim on social media

He wants young people to change their attitude to coronavirus

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Piers Morgan called out his son Spencer on social media over a comment he made about COVID-19.

On Twitter, the Good Morning Britain host, 55, had a go at his eldest son, 27, after he said coronavirus poses “absolutely no threat” to the football clubs whose players who have returned to training.

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What did Piers Morgan say to his son Spencer?

Responding to a Telegraph headline revealing that 14 cases of the virus have been recorded at 12 Premier League clubs, Spencer tweeted: “Good thing it poses absolutely no threat to them whatsoever.”

Piers, not shying away from voicing his opinion, demanded that young people like his son should stop seeing coronavirus as “irrelevant” just “because it doesn’t kill them”.

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He told Spencer: “What about the threat to older members of club staff? Or the players’ older relatives? Or indeed any older person they’ve come into contact with since they got infected?

“Young healthy people need to stop acting like the virus is irrelevant because it doesn’t kill them.”

One of Piers’ followers tweeted to say it was “good” to see him ‘arguing’ with his son when he felt he had to.

Stop acting like the virus is irrelevant.

They wrote: “Good to see you argue with your son too. Hahaha.”

Piers replied: “I’ve always encouraged my children to be their own people and speak their own minds…”

Piers and his family recently enjoyed a break in France, but the trip wasn’t without its disasters.

Early on in the holiday, GMB star Piers injured himself by twisting his ankle.

And writing in the Telegraph this week, his wife Celia revealed the place where the family stayed was burgled while they slept. Thieves, she said, made off with a number of “irreplaceable” possessions.

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Nighttime raid

She wrote: “The jewellery part did sting. It still stings now, almost a week on.

“The art deco ring my husband had bought me for our fifth wedding anniversary; the vintage Pucci cuff I’d picked up a flea market in LA.”

Read more: Piers Morgan’s wife slams ‘depraved and despicable’ thieves who burgled their France villa while they slept

She added: “Every last piece I had with me was gone, none of it of great value, all of it irreplaceable.”

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