Piers Morgan said only gold medals matter in the Olympics but people are brutally firing back at him


Piers Morgan is no stranger to a controversial comment but his latest two cents on the Olympics have summoned new levels of online rage.

The broadcaster suggested on Twitter that anything less than a gold medal in the competition is not worth celebrating.

And the rush of people firing back at him was so intense, they presumably got thumbache from all the angry tweeting.

Athletes past and present were among them - and they would know how it feels after all since they've actually competed.

Other more regular folk were hitting back with some brilliantly brutal quips.

Shots fired.