Piers Morgan Goes on Twitter Rampage After Robin van Persie Signs for Man Utd

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IAugust 15, 2012

CNN talk show host, and obviously a rabid Arsenal fan, Piers Morgan, is in a tweeting frenzy over Robin van Persie signing with the dreaded Manchester United.

This isn't surprising, given that Morgan had previously tweeted he was going to "throw myself off Santa Monica pier in lead weights" if RVP left. 

Well, he left, and Piers apparently isn't going to quietly chuck himself off any piers (Piers off a pier—I suppose there is some symmetry there). 

In bursts of 140 characters or less, Morgan went on an extended tirade. At first, he admits his own folly in character judgement:

Funny, I really thought @persie_official was different. But he turned out to be just another mercenary, heartless, selfish little s**t.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 15, 2012

Don't worry, Piers—we've all been burned by a former flame. Morgan made it clear that his anger was not isolated. He had some words for Ivan Gazidis as well:

Well done, Ivan Gazidis, a great bit of 'business' - selling #Arsenal 's top player to our bitter rivals. Shame on you & the whole board.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 15, 2012

Then, as if van Persie's new location was really beginning to sink in, he was in midseason form with this taunt:

Careful, Shrek @waynerooney - you've got a treacherous new Donkey arriving.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 15, 2012

Like all good dark clouds, there is a silver lining to all of this, as Morgan puts so kindly in this tweet:

Congratulatons @samnasri19 - you're no longer the most loathsome ex Arsenal player in Britain.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 15, 2012

And he brings the whole mess home with this simple hashtag:

#RobbingVanPursestrings

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 15, 2012

There are a few more, too, but I think you get the idea.

While Morgan is clearly out of his mind with disgust and anger, it is understandable, and it is safe to say that countless Arsenal fans echo his feelings. 

This is a player they have supported over the years during difficult times. They finally got their payoff for this patience, and now they have to watch him jump ship to a rival. 

Morgan touches upon the center of all of this with this tweet:

What a sickening betrayal of Wenger too - the man who stood so loyally behind @persie_official through years of injury. #VanPursestrings

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 15, 2012

These intense feelings will certainly subside, but that is going to happen very, very slowly. All of this is going to set the table for an interesting scene the next time Arsenal hosts Man Utd.