PIERS Morgan has revealed he caught Covid during chaos at the Euro 2020 final – despite being double-jabbed.
Piers Morgan has revealed he caught Covid at England’s Euro 2020 final against Italy, which took place at Wembley
There was pandemonium after thugs broke down barriers to force their way inside
And the broadcaster, who has won widespread acclaim for his criticism of the Government’s pandemic policies, said he’s been struck down with a raging fever, chills and violent coughing fits.
Officials assured fans attending the final that only fully-vaccinated spectators, or those with negative tests, would be allowed into the stadium.
Harry Maguire’s dad suffered broken ribs in the frightening crush.
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Piers told the Mail on Sunday: “My confidence that the event would be ‘Covid safe’ had disintegrated.
“It was turning into an unregulated free-for-all.”
Piers first felt unwell two days after the game.
He took a lateral flow and PCR test, both of which were positive for coronavirus.
“As I’m sure everyone who gets it feels, it’s a strange, disquieting moment to know I have this killer virus inside me,” he said.
And he went on to suffer a range of miserable symptoms – including “alarming” chest pains.
“My voice now sounds like Barry White, though I couldn’t feel less like a Walrus of Love,” he joked.
“This is definitely the roughest I’ve felt from any illness in my adult life, BUT, as I slowly come out the other side, coughing and spluttering.
‘THE ROUGHEST I’VE EVER FELT’
“I’m still here – unlike so many millions around the world who’ve lost their lives to Covid in this pandemic.
“For that, I owe a heartfelt debt of thanks to the brilliant scientists up in Oxford who created the Astra-Zeneca vaccine with such astonishing speed.”
Piers became one of TV’s fiercest critics after the pandemic took hold – leading to Government ministers refusing to appear on GMB for 201 days.
The boycott finally ended in November, when then-Health Secretary Matt Hancock appeared on the show.
Hypocritical Hancock, dubbed ‘puritan in chief’ for his lockdown sex ban, resigned in disgrace last month after The Sun exposed his affair with aide Gina Coladangelo.
Taking to Twitter soon after news of the resignation broke, Piers said: “Didn’t resign for his abject failures on PPE, testing & care homes that led to Britain having the worst Covid death toll in Europe.
“Pretty much sums up Matt Hancock. As the Prime Minister said: ‘Totally f***ing hopeless.’”
Piers, pictured with journalist wife Celia, attended the game with family
The evening ended in heartbreak for the Lions after a defeat to Italy on penaltiesCredit: Getty
And yobs without tickets smashed their way into Wembley in shocking scenes that upset true fansCredit: Joanne Davidson