IRISH COMEDIAN Dara Ó Briain has taken a veiled swipe at Piers Morgan following the presenter's claim that "real champions" don't celebrate finishing second or third.
Morgan sent social media into a mild frenzy earlier this week when he criticised the Tokyo Olympics, claiming that "no one cares" about the Games this summer.
He also suggested that athletes who win Gold are the only ones nation's should get excited about.
"It's great to see @TeamGB athletes win Gold medals, not least so we can stop pretending Bronze is an achievement worthy of national celebration," Morgan tweeted on Sunday.
"Real sporting champions don't celebrate coming 3rd."
Plenty of online users took issue with Morgan's comments, including the likes of long-term Twitter rival Gary Lineker and Gabby Logan.
But it was Ó Briain who arguably put Piers in his place, with a comment made all the more apt following Ireland's unlikely Bronze medal-winning performance on Wednesday morning.
"Look, if you think sport is just about Gold Medals and first places, then I’m afraid you just don’t get Sport," the comedian wrote.
Look, if you think sport is just about Gold Medals and first places, then I’m afraid you just don’t get Sport.
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) July 28, 2021
While he didn't directly tag Morgan in the tweet, it was clear who the post was targeting.
And who could disagree with him? Ireland have won just 51 medals in Olympic history - only nine of which have been Gold.
Every single performance worthy of a podium is worth celebrating, particularly in a country with a total population less than half the size of London!