This time last year Piers Morgan put his foot in his mouth.
It was a quite monumental mistake; he attacked Samir Nasri - slagging him off for his move to Manchester City after Arsenal had beaten them 1-0 at the Emirates, a result which put them eight points behind United.
His constant catcalling wound up Nasri to the point that the pair settled on a bet. Morgan offered stakes of £10,000 that Arsenal would win a trophy before City did.
In the history of bad predictions, it has to be up there with the worst of all time.
One month later Nasri was a Premier League winner, celebrating as Manchester United uncharacteristically collapsed, and City applied the pressure to remarkably win the title on goal difference.
Arsenal meanwhile are now eight years without a trophy, and at this point few would bet against them making it a round 10 years without silverware
So talkshow host Piers Morgan was forced to humiliatingly pay up, but the money went to a good cause with the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Harmless fun eh.
But a year on, the Arsenal fan still cannot let sleeping dogs lie - still upset at Nasri walking out on Arsenal, taunting the player once again tonight after the Barcelona game, when the Frenchman made a comment on Twitter praising the Champions League semi-finalists.
It ended with Nasri telling Morgan to shut up, and Nasri being branded a mercenary again. Here is their exchange:
Messi and Iniesta are different class— Samir Nasri Official (@SamNasri19) April 10, 2013
To you, yes > RT @samnasri19 Messi and Iniesta are different class— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 10, 2013
@piersmorganyes different class to me but to everyone else. They are the best players in the world— Samir Nasri Official (@SamNasri19) April 10, 2013
@piersmorgan keep watching your team and stay quiet— Samir Nasri Official (@SamNasri19) April 10, 2013
Isn't it time the CNN host simply walked away from all this and grew up a bit?
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