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Piers Morgan admits being pulled over by police for speeding on way to charity golf game

PIERS Morgan admitted to being pulled over by the police for speeding on his way to Paddy Power's Golf Shootout charity game.

The Good Morning Britain presenter, 55, told fans about his run-in with the law while speaking about police brutality in the US.

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Piers shared a viral video of two police officers aggressively arresting a black man in America before adding his comment.

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."

The presenter took part in the charity day hosted by Paddy Power, with the likes of Peter Crouch and Paul McGinley, Freddie Flintoff and Andrew 'Beef' Johnston and Jamie Redknapp and Thomas Bjorn taking part in golfing challenges.

Piers has been following the Black Lives Matter protests in the US closely, including an interview with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani - which sparked 135 Ofcom complaints. 

The host apologised to viewers after the lawyer appeared to swear at him during the fiery clash.

Former New York mayor Giuliani also slammed Piers and Susanna for having him stay awake until 1am for the video call.

Giuliani was appearing on the ITV show to discuss the ongoing racial tension across the US following the death of George Floyd last week, which sparked Black Lives Matter protests across the globe.

After a friendly start, things turned sour when Piers quoted a controversial tweet from President Trump, which read: "When the looting starts, the shooting starts."

Explaining that the words were a quote from a racist 1960s police chief before he set "guns and dogs" on young black men, Piers said to Rudy: "He should never have said it and you should be big enough to admit he shouldn't have said it."

However, the passionate Republican snapped back, saying: "You have misinterpreted him on purpose - it was an accurate warning and it actually happened - people have been killed."

Giuliani also said that Trump "doesn't have a racist bone in his body".

Piers hit back, saying: "I quoted him from his own tweet, what are you talking about?

"I don't care if he knew [where the quote came from] or not, why the hell is he using such inflammatory language?"

Giuliani replied: "I happen to be in favour of truth and justice."

Piers then said the American lawyer sounded "completely barking mad" adding "you've lost the plot."

The exchange then became personal, with Giuliani attacking Piers' career in US which ended with the British broadcaster being sacked from his high profile job at CNN.

The Trump ally said: "Everyone in America knows you're a failed journalist.

"I know what happened to your show, Piers, and I remember the mistakes you made, and I remember that you f***ed up.

"You can say anything you want about me, you are trying to create violence in the country."

Piers and Susanna quickly apologised for Giuliani's use of profanity - only for the American to insist that he had not sworn.

But when Susanna asked him to clarify what he said, Giuliani refused as he continued raging against Piers in an increasingly awkward exchange.

Piers told him: "I had the stomach to stand up and say that your gun culture is completely out of control and unacceptable.

"You've come on here, you've been rude and abusive. You sound unhinged, you're somebody I used to admire."

The irate American's video link eventually cut out with Susanna turning to her co-host in disbelief.

Piers Morgan in explosive clash with President Trump's aide Rudy Giuliani

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