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Piers Morgan to Face Brett Lee After Twitter Rant Really Escalates Quickly

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20:  Kevin Pietersen of England laughs with Jeffrey Archer and Piers Morgan during the 4th NatWest One Day International between England and Pakistan at Lord's on September 20, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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BR-UK StaffAnalyst IIIDecember 8, 2013

Big Mouth strikes again.

Piers Morgan is renowned for many things, among them his love of Twitter. And on Saturday, that fondness for the social medium got him in trouble, as he ended up agreeing to face one of the quickest bowlers ever to grace Test cricket.

After questioning the desire, heart and hunger of some of the England batsmen as Australia look to be easing to a 2-0 Ashes lead in the second Test at Adelaide, Morgan was challenged to prove he has all those qualities by Channel 9, who challenged him to face England's main tormenter, Mitchell Johnson, during his upcoming visit Down Under.

Then, perhaps sensing that Johnson was unlikely to take time away from his main job—reclaiming the Ashes—to throw down a few deliveries at the outspoken CNN television personality, ex-cricketer Brett Lee stepped in.

Lee, who regularly topped 95 miles per hour during his playing days, suggested that Morgan face him in nets in Melbourne—a challenge Morgan gleefully (or should that be foolishly?) accepted.

The news sparked some humorous reactions on Twitter:

Stay tuned to discover how Morgan fares...

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