As if Piers Morgan hasn’t embarrassed himself enough from his many public comments and debates on gun control (see: Piers Morgan vs. Ben Shapiro), he couldn’t help but weigh in once more. Everyone is talking about 19-year-old Virginia Thrasher’s gold medal win in Rio for shooting and of course Morgan couldn’t wait to thrash Thrasher for — gasp — using a rifle in a shooting contest.Rather than celebrating the first Gold Medal America had won thus far, he sent out this Tweet:
LEAST SURPRISING BREAKING NEWS EVER: America's 1st Olympic Gold Medal is for Shooting. #Thrasher
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 6, 2016
The USA Shooting association, and the rest of Twitter, didn’t respond kindly. Via American Military News:
The U.S. shooting team fired back at Morgan on Twitter saying that the gun in the shooting event was only a pellet gun. They also added that Thrasher was not a favorite in the competition by any means and that there were also six athletes that took place in the competition that were from his own nation, Great Britain.
Thrasher’s win is the United States first victory in the Olympics in air rifle since 2000. Teams from China, South Korea and Russia have been the more successful teams in shooting competitions over the last few years.
If you really want to hear the least surprising news ever, that already happened back in February of 2014 when it was announced that Piers Morgan would be losing his prime-time show on CNN.[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]