Piers Morgan Admits He Was Stopped By Police For Speeding On Way To Charity Golf Event
Piers Morgan has admitted he was caught speeding on his way to a charity golf event, saying he has 'no complaints' as he was wrong - also using the news to highlight the difference in how authorities often treat white and black people.
Morgan had shared a Twitter clip showing an incident involving a black man and a white police officer, which was from July last year.
Morgan then quote-retweeting the footage, comparing it to what had happened to him that day, when he was driving to a Paddy Power celebrity golf event with Freddie Flintoff, Peter Crouch and others.
I was caught speeding today, on my way to the #PPGolf charity day. No complaints, I was late, rushing & in the wrong. The police officers who stopped me were respectful, polite & treated me with dignity. This black man got none of those things. What an inhuman disgrace. :point_down: https://t.co/tvYKXQxf5h
- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 5, 2020
He wrote: "I was caught speeding today, on my way to the #PPGolf charity day. No complaints, I was late, rushing & in the wrong. The police officers who stopped me were respectful, polite & treated me with dignity.
"This black man got none of those things. What an inhuman disgrace."
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Fantastic fun at yesterday's @paddypower Golf Shootout, & raised lots of cash too for the NHS. :thumbsup:@McGinleyGolf @petercrouch, @HKane, @flintoff11, Jamie Redknapp, @TommyFleetwood1, @BeefGolf, @thomasbjorngolf, @CarlyBooth92, pic.twitter.com/Kc8OfNREfr
- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 6, 2020
George Floyd, 46, died after a white police officer called Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes, despite desperate calls for him to stop.
An independent autopsy revealed that Floyd had died from 'asphyxiation from sustained pressure'.
Chauvin was initially charged with two offences, but one of those has been upgraded from third to second-degree murder.
The incident has triggered a wave of protests across the globe - including in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where Floyd was killed - which reflect wider concern regarding systematic discrimination and police brutality that is felt by many members of minority communities in the United States and beyond.
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