Piers Morgan slams former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie


The Netherlands crashed out of Euro 2016 Group A after losing 3-2 to the Czech Republic. The Dutch needed a win and for Turkey to lose to earn a play-off spot but it all ended in tears.

The night was made even worse for Robin van Persie as he scored an own goal for the Dutch side.

Piers Morgan mocked the former Arsenal striker following the game tweeting:

Van Persie’s £24 million transfer from Arsenal to United in 2012 was not a popular move among Gunners fans.

The Dutch star revealed at the time that the voice inside him told him to make the move in order to win silverware – suffice to say it did not go down well in North London.

“I always listen to the little boy inside of me in these situations – when you have to make the harder decisions in life. What does he want? That boy was screaming for Man United,” Van Persie said after his move to the Red Devils.

The 32-year-old did however, spend eight seasons at the North London based club and scored a total of 131 goals for the Gunners.

Van Persie joined Fenerbahçe on a three-year deal over the summer transfer window and has four goals in all competitions this season.

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