Piers Morgan set the bait and Chelsea fans were all too ready to bite. The controversial Twitter user’s post on Eden Hazard prior to kick off last night drew an angry tirade of criticism from a number of supporters.
Overrated > @hazardeden10
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 30, 2014
While many users focused on the inclusion of Fernando Torres, Morgan decided to concentrate his attention upon the midfielder who has only recently been named the PFA Young Player of the Year. Despite having tweeted a tongue-in-cheek criticism of the Belgian before, Morgan’s latest comments on Hazard still managed to generate the desired response.
@piersmorgan You’re calling Hazard overrated? Hazard was the reason why people mistake Gibbs for Chamberlain and Walcott
— Samson (@TheChelseaDude) April 30, 2014
@piersmorgan if your calling a q really top winger like Hazard overrated then what’s theo Walcott
— Jordan Best (@MCFC1989) April 30, 2014
@piersmorgan Hazard > Ozil
— Chris Noone (@ChrisNoone94) April 30, 2014
How can @piersmorgan say hazard is overrated? He knows nothing about football.
— haider al-qaddo (@Haideralq) April 30, 2014
@piersmorgan Are you stupid how is hazard overrated you dumb idiot you’ve obviously never seen him play
— MO MUSA (@musa_torresCFC) April 30, 2014
— stephen owabie (@chistev12) April 30, 2014
— – (@NickWestonAFC) April 30, 2014
Piers Morgan acts like Hazard wouldn’t walk into Arsenal’s team.
— Stephane (@17_Stephane) April 30, 2014
— Samchelsea Reddick (@samchelsea22) April 30, 2014
@piersmorgan you are not even a football fan so stop talking you have no right to say things like that. Hazard is not overrated u bandwagon
— Marco (@gortana01) May 1, 2014
Overrated or not, Hazard was ultimately powerless to prevent Chelsea from exiting the Champions League at the semi final stage last night.