Piers Morgan insults Gary Lineker in homework debate

He picked out a physical trait of the former footballer

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Clearly they are good friends, but this hasn’t stopped Piers Morgan from publicly disagreeing with Gary Lineker.

The football pundit has responded to a tweet from comedian Rob Delaney bemoaning this country’s system of homework for kids.

Rob’s tweet starting the debate (Credit: WENN)

He posted: “Why do they give seven year olds so much homework in UK & how do I stop this?

“I want my kid frolicking & drawing & playing football. Who knows more about stopping this madness & can help me?”

Gary agreed with Rob’s message (Credit: Splash)

Gary agreed with him, writing: “Homework is a waste of time. Brings stress to the home, stress to the child, stress to the parents, stress to the parent – child relationship.

“Reading every night should suffice, imho.”

Gary later tweeted after receiving supportive feedback from other parents: “Seems an awful lot of parents agree on the pointlessness and stressful nature of homework.

“Kids should be allowed to play and enjoy home-life with their parents without the divisiveness of work they have plenty of time to do at school.

“There’s plenty of time to be an adult.”

Piers retorted by taunting: “A lot of LAZY parents will agree with you, Jugs.

“As a nation, we’re falling so far behind educational standards of countries like China, it’s embarrassing.

“Telling our kids to now give up on homework seems a perverse response to this…”

Gary then proffered a virtual eye roll, seemingly unsurprised that Piers would take the opposite stance in the debate…

Piers slipped in a dig about Gary’s ears (Credit: Splash)

But Piers wasn’t done… especially when Gary mentioned that he’d skipped homework to practise football.

The Good Morning Britain host pointed out that 99.99999% of kids practising football wouldn’t end up making a living out of playing.

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