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    Brett Lee vs Piers Morgan - who is the biggest moron

    Brett Lee says Piers Morgan stunt taught public a lesson


    Sydney Sixers pace ace Brett Lee admitted he would not have wanted to face the barrage he unleashed at English TV host Piers Morgan in a television stunt that resembled the first public stoning in Australia.
    Lee, who at 37 still approaches the 150km/h mark with the ball, was criticised by New Zealand great Richard Hadlee for subjecting Morgan to a seemingly life-threatening over for a segment on Channel Nine's Cricket Show.
    Morgan challenged Lee to a duel via Twitter to prove a point to the English batsmen about courage under fire after he watched them get bounced out of the Ashes by Mitchell Johnson. Morgan finished the over battered, bruised and with a broken rib but Lee told Fairfax Media he simply gave the media celebrity what he craved - the chance to educate ''keyboard warriors'' about how tough it was to face extreme pace.
    ''At the end of the day Piers Morgan is a great guy, he totally gives it to people on Twitter [where he boasts 3.9 million followers] but what I love about him is he stands by his word,'' said Lee.
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    ''When I was going into the nets to bowl at him he said, 'Make sure you go flat out,' because he thought if I went half-hearted it wouldn't look good. [Morgan] said he wanted to know what it felt like for the English batsmen to face 150 km/h bowling - and he did it.
    ''Yeah, he might've got a broken rib in doing it and while he might have backed back a bit I wouldn't call it backing away that was a natural step a batsman would take. Considering he hasn't played a top level of cricket, but he does have a great cricketing brain, you have to take your hat off to him I wouldn't have got in there and faced that.''
    Lee admitted the crowd that milled around the MCG's practice nets to jeer Morgan and urge him to take the Englishman's head off, generated an electric atmosphere. He said ''natural instinct'' also played a big part.
    ''It was like a cauldron,'' he said. ''There were about 5000 people watching [at the nets] and a million people watching on TV. It was my full intention to bowl the first ball over his head, but when I was about to let the ball go I saw his feet move and decided to chase him - it was my natural instinct that took over.
    ''When I bowled it I said, 'Oooh!' and he said, 'Oooh!' when it hit him - but he was fine. If someone is facing 150km/h the keyboard warriors and armchair critics say it's easy when they're getting caught behind or stepping away, but I can tell you it's a lot harder than what it looks.''
    Lee said he'd received plenty of feedback from people in non-cricketing nations, America included, following Morgan's effort. ''It's gone worldwide but it wasn't about me maiming someone at all - I don't aim to hurt people. It was about educating people what it's about to face fast bowling and [it was] also Piers backing up his comments.''


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    "It was about educating people"

    What a fukkwit

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    Betty would love to do that, but she'd need her balaclava padded. She'd also need to ask him if her eyes were pretty...try to put him off a bit

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    Yep, not our proudest moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by pompeysbroke
    Betty would love to do that, but she'd need her balaclava padded. She'd also need to ask him if her eyes were pretty...try to put him off a bit
    Pompeyloser, I know you're falling in love, but I'm not interested in your type: shaven (bald) head, low education, heavy beer drinker, football shirt wearer (XXL to cover your beer belly...), sun reader (sunday sport at the weekends); you're not the most interesting conversationalist...

    Morgan is an idiot, always has been, total tosser. I don't know about Lee, but his behaviour in this case was stupid; maybe it was a one off...
    How do I post these pictures???

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    Australian proves himself to be a brain dead wanker.

    Hold the front page.


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    Six balls.... and he missed his head every time?

    fucking amateur

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Morgan is an idiot, always has been, total tosser.
    Difficult to argue with that
    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille
    Australian proves himself to be a brain dead wanker.
    He is actually quite a nice guy, and an amazing athlete. I think what he did was foolish, but everybody makes mistakes, and I think he felt for the criticism Morgan gave the English team. Cook in particular has tons of courage. People don't seem to appreciate that historically any team that dicks Australia had better watch out next time...because that is what is happening.

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    I watched the video.

    I know jack about cricket and I'm no Morgan supporter, but Lee proved his point with the first pitch (or bowl or whatever it's called)- he pegged Morgan pretty hard, and obviously hurt him- after that, it was time to go easy- to continue on and repeatedly injure a guy whose pride was on the line if he stepped out of the box was wrong, IMHO.

    At least that's my perspective as a sports fan.
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe
    to continue on and repeatedly injure a guy whose pride was on the line if he stepped out of the box was wrong, IMHO.
    Of course it was...but Morgan is such a jerk it is tempting to be an animal and say he deserved it

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    Quote Originally Posted by pompeysbroke View Post
    Betty would love to do that, but she'd need her balaclava padded. She'd also need to ask him if her eyes were pretty...try to put him off a bit
    I think you might have a stalker, Betty.

    By the by, I think Betty's got lovely eyes

    Get ready for the homophobes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Bayliss
    He is actually quite a nice guy...............but everybody makes mistakes
    He's clearly a fukkwit of the highest order with a massive chip on his shulder, not a 'nice guy' and this wasn't a 'mistake', it was calculated and repeated several times.

    Apologists for this kind of shi! are pathetic

    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe
    Lee proved his point with the first pitch (or bowl or whatever it's called)- he pegged Morgan pretty hard, and obviously hurt him- after that, it was time to go easy- to continue on and repeatedly injure a guy whose pride was on the line if he stepped out of the box was wrong, IMHO.
    Totally in agreement

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Bayliss
    Morgan is such a jerk
    So it's ok to break a few bones and show yourself (Lee) to be an utterly contemptible moron?



    It really is no wonder that we have such a bad reputation with this kind of crap being appreciated by the lowest common denominator in our society

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    I said it before, Lee should have knocked his poles over.Obviously, he was not good enough to do that...

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    Morgan should have thrown the towel in after the first bowl and admitted that he bit off more than he could chew.

    Lee should have kept hitting him harder with with each bowl until Morgan throw in the towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    Morgan should have thrown the towel in after the first bowl and admitted that he bit off more than he could chew.

    Lee should have kept hitting him harder with with each bowl until Morgan throw in the towel.
    My thoughts exactly

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaches
    I think Betty's got lovely eyes
    i see peaches has thrown a googly and wont be bowling a maiden over here, batting for the other side

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    Quote Originally Posted by OckerRocker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Bayliss
    He is actually quite a nice guy...............but everybody makes mistakes
    He's clearly a fukkwit of the highest order with a massive chip on his shulder, not a 'nice guy' and this wasn't a 'mistake', it was calculated and repeated several times.

    Apologists for this kind of shi! are pathetic

    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe
    Lee proved his point with the first pitch (or bowl or whatever it's called)- he pegged Morgan pretty hard, and obviously hurt him- after that, it was time to go easy- to continue on and repeatedly injure a guy whose pride was on the line if he stepped out of the box was wrong, IMHO.
    Totally in agreement

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Bayliss
    Morgan is such a jerk
    So it's ok to break a few bones and show yourself (Lee) to be an utterly contemptible moron?



    It really is no wonder that we have such a bad reputation with this kind of crap being appreciated by the lowest common denominator in our society

    It seems my moral indignation got the better of me . . ., apologies Bruce

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    Brett is a nice guy, but put a ball in his hand and he is a right nasty cnut... as it was his job to be.
    The whole thing was probably scripted, but if not more fool Morgan for expecting a scorpion to change it's nature.
    And he left him (and the public) in no doubt as to what it is like to face genuinely hostile bowling for one over.
    Imagine facing hours of it in the hot sun...

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    ^ it did look like the distance between bowler and batsman had been considerably reduced...

    It's clearly a tough job, but that's their life, they are top sportsmen, they should have been able to handle it better than they did. Stokes, for example, did just fine. The likes of Bell and Cook have the skills and experience to deal with it, but...

    Morgan has neither the skills nor experience to deal with it. It was an assault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post

    Lee should have kept hitting him harder with with each bowl until Morgan throw in the towel.
    When the Windies had 4 express quickies playing, they did that and both the Pommies and Aussies started crying like babies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    It was an assault.
    No it wasn't...he consented to it
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Brett is a nice guy, but put a ball in his hand and he is a right nasty cnut... as it was his job to be.
    Exactly
    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    The likes of Bell and Cook have the skills and experience to deal with it, but...
    They are, and have always been quality cricketers...the difference on this tour was the new ball and strength of the respective lower order batsmen. The Aussies had a better lower order who managed to score before the new ball arrived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OckerRocker
    apologies Bruce
    None needed

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    Lee is a twat. He didn't have to go that far.I've never seen Lee bowl 4 bouncers in a row to a no 11 batsman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Bayliss
    They are, and have always been quality cricketers...the difference on this tour was the new ball and strength of the respective lower order batsmen. The Aussies had a better lower order who managed to score before the new ball arrived.
    That's part of it, but it's a balance isn't it. The Aussies had better bowlers who gave all our batsmen, especially the lower order, more problems. We had weaker bowlers and gave them less problems.

    The Convict opening and middle order really was nothing special - take out Haddin and there were nowhere near as many runs as there should've been.

    Morgan is a wanker. I wish his mate Cowell had've been thre; but Cowell would have run a mile.

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    ^can we keep that Ashes shambles contained in its rightful thread please?

    They're both a bunch of cocks, although Lee took it too far. It was funny for a couple of balls. those 2 balls should have been saved to last, with more pace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Imagine facing hours of it in the hot sun...
    something England showed they could not do

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