Famous Arsenal fan Piers Morgan has invited a host of high profile names to feature in a charity football match.
Controversial Arsenal fan Piers Morgan has invited a host of celebrity names to appear in a charity football match organised by One Direction star Niall Horan.
The event will take place at newly promoted Championship side Leicester City’s King Power stadium next month.
Morgan, who has over four million followers on Twitter, took to the social media site to ask about the availability of some top names in sport and television. The former CNN host invited boxing giants Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson to play in the charity game, before asking Liverpool striker Luis Suarez to join.
The Uruguayan, who is likely to land the Premier League’s top goal-scorer award, will probably be preparing for a certain global football event in Brazil come May, but Morgan’s optimism is laudable.
Morgan has also claimed that Robbie Savage is to be his on-field captain, while former England cricketer Michael Vaughan will also play.
The famous Arsenal supporter has been involved in many frictions over Twitter in the past, including arguments with the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney, Jeremy Clarkson and Michael Owen. Owen, who played for Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United in his career, politely turned down the invite from Morgan, stating he would be on his end of season holidays when the match takes place.
'@piersmorgan Hi Tubs. I'm sorry I won't be able to come off the bench on May 26th as I'll be on my sun lounger that week!— michael owen (@themichaelowen) April 22, 2014
Morgan has also sent invites to Arsenal legends David Seaman, Martin Keown, Robert Pires and Ian Wright, while joking with Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie and offering him ‘the chance to play under a decent manager’ in wake on David Moyes' sacking this morning.