In a tweet that Morgan recognized as a joke, Pietersen wrote: “@piersmorgan I slap you when I see you! It will not be nonsense! ”
A screenshot of Twitter’s explanation reads: “You cannot engage in targeted harassment of someone … This includes wishing or hoping that someone will be physically harmed. “
Reacting on the platform, however, Morgan demanded that Pietersen’s account be restored: “Funny as it was, it was an obvious joke. ”
Morgan explained that “I don’t feel harassed from a distance” and taunted Pietersen, saying that the drummer “can’t make his way out of a paper bag”.
The dispute started when Morgan attacked the British government for the time being with its decision to loosen the coronavirus lock in England.
The presenter from Good Morning Britain wrote: “The reopening of British pubs on a sunny Saturday in July was pretty stupid. Leaving them open from 6 a.m. is stupidly stupid.
“Does anyone at No10 have a brain?” Or do they just want us all to die? Serious questions. Pietersen, who turned 40 last week, said he thought pubs could be opened safely.
He tweeted, “The average age to die is around 80! Small mortality rate in%. Stop your nonsense, fat boy!
It was Morgan’s return, accusing Pietersen of speaking of “nonsense,” which prompted the allegedly abusive response from the ex-star of England.
Pietersen – who became famous when England won the Ashes in 2005 and was captain of his country for a short time – now describes himself as an environmentalist, having been excluded from the England team in circumstances controversial in 2014.
Morgan, a big sports fan, was a leading defender of Pietersen at the time.