The ever reliably contrary Piers Morgan has yet again sparked outrage with his latest comments about the teenage wonderkid Emma Raducanu after the young British star stormed into the US Open semi-finals in New York.
Raducanu’s stunning run in the Big Apple, where she has yet to drop a set has seen her amazingly become the first qualifier ever to make the last four at Flushing Meadows after amazingly seeing off the Olympic champion Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-4.
The 18-year-old’s enormous potential was evident when she reached the fourth round on her grand slam debut at Wimbledon before she pulled out during her match with Ajla Tomljanovic.
Raducanu said she was having trouble breathing and later admitted she became overwhelmed by the occasion of playing in prime time on centre court at Wimbledon.
Commenting on the situation at Wimbledon, Piers Morgan labelled Raducanu a “quitter” in remarks that were widely condemned.
“Ms Raducuna’s a talented player but couldn’t handle the pressure & quit when she was losing badly,” he tweeted.
“Not ‘brave’, just a shame. If I were her, I’d tell my fans to stop abusing [John] McEnroe, & seek his advice on how to toughen up & become a champion like he was.”
In the wake of her run in the US Open, Morgan doubled down despite Raducanu’s stunning march into the last four.
The controversial commentator said it was “disappointing” to see fans going nuts over Raducanu now that she was winning instead of “quitting“.
“Very disappointing to see wokies going crazy because Emma Raducanu is now winning not quitting,” he tweeted.
“This must be so triggering to losers who are used to you celebrating their failures. Please stop.”
Needless to say, the comments sparked anger on social media.
Raducanu is just the fourth qualifier in grand slam history to reach the semi-finals, but she still resists comparisons to such stars as Naomi Osaka.