Kevin Pietersen Starts Campaign for Piers Morgan After CNN Axe, Returns Favour

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterFebruary 24, 2014

England's Kevin Pietersen arrives at the stadium ahead of his 100th test match during day 1 of the 1st test in the Ashes Series between England and Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
Tertius Pickard/Associated Press

Kevin Pietersen hit Twitter following news that Piers Morgan's CNN chat show was to end with a message of support and a hashtag campaign to get the chat show host his job back.

How can you do this #CNN? What a disgrace! #CNNclowns #BringBackPiers

— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) February 24, 2014

Morgan, for his part, appreciated the gesture and joked that his ouster was as a result of Pietersen. 

 

Haha...it's YOUR fault! > RT @KP24 How can you do this #CNN? What a disgrace! #CNNclowns #BringBackPiers

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 24, 2014

They caught me humming in the office > RT @KP24 .@piersmorgan #CNN not do whistling either?

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 24, 2014

Why?

The ex-England cricketer is just returning the favour. Earlier in the month, Morgan went in to bat for Pietersen when he was removed from the international team.

BOOM! > #BringBackKP now trending in UK.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 4, 2014

Whether Pietersen is quite as vociferous as Morgan was in the same position remains to be seen—but even if he has his tongue in cheek, it's an amusing public nod to the campaign to get him his England position back just weeks beforehand.

Of course, that didn't work—England are now in the Caribbean and beginning life without the batsman.

In any case, Piers clearly appreciated the gesture from his friend, swiftly retweeting the message.

Pietersen's next cricketing gig is set to be the IPL, where he will represent the Delhi Daredevils after being snapped up for $880,000 in the 2014 auction