KEVIN PIETERSEN’S Twitter was briefly locked after the cricket legend jokingly threatened to “slap” Piers Morgan.
The pair had been concerned in a social media spat on Saturday morning as they mentioned the reopening of pubs in England.
Kevin Pietersen was briefly suspended on Twitter for threatening to “slap” Piers MorganCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Morgan was astonished the Authorities determined to permit pubs to begin serving once more regardless of the specter of coronavirus remaining.
He was much more appalled by the truth that they could pull pints from 6am on a warm Saturday in July.
However former England cricket captain Pietersen supported the transfer, citing a low demise fee earlier than labelling pantomime-villain Morgan “fats boy”.
As issues escalated, although, the South African-born batsman quipped he would take a swipe on the ITV host – however the obvious joke was not effectively obtained by the social media platform.
Morgan began the trade by tweeting: “Reopening Britain’s pubs on a sunny Saturday in July was dumb sufficient.
“Letting them open from 6am is stupefyingly silly. Does anybody at No10 have a mind? Or do they simply need us all to die? Critical questions.
KP replied: “Common age to die is round 80! Small % demise fee. Cease your nonsense, fats boy!”
Morgan hit again: “Your tweets to me over the past 4 months: March: ‘STOP SCARE-MONGERING!’ April: ‘Sorry mate, you had been proper!’
“Might: ‘STOP CRITICISING THE GOVT!’ June: ‘The Govt’s a shambles!’ That’s what I name nonsense.”
Cricketer-turned-conservationist Pietersen then fired: “I slap you once I see you! That will not be nonsense!”
However the tweet was eliminated by Twitter for “violating guidelines in opposition to abuse and harassment”.
Morgan then shared a screenshot and revealed Pietersen has been blocked for the specter of violence – though the Good Morning Britain presenter is aware of full effectively the previous cricketer was not being critical together with his tweet.
He added: “BREAKING: Kevin Pietersen suspended from Twitter for threatening to slap me…
“Amusing although that is, it was an apparent joke and a) I don’t really feel remotely harassed b) he can’t slap his manner out of a paper bag.
“So, please reinstate him @TwitterUK – that is ridiculous.”
The message from Twitter to Pietersen mentioned: “You might not have interaction within the focused harassment of somebody, or incite different folks to take action.
“This contains wishing or hoping that somebody experiences bodily hurt.
“Please observe that repeated violations could result in a everlasting suspension of your account.”
One other former England cricket captain, Andrew Flintoff, then chipped in.
He retweeted Morgan’s newest tweet and added: “It is no nice loss,” adopted by a kiss emoji.
Good Morning Britain host Morgan labelled the choice to ban the cricket “ridiculous” because the tweet was clearly a jokeCredit score: Rex Options
Pubs throughout England opened from 6am on Saturday morning regardless of the continued risk of coronavirusCredit score: Press Affiliation