Piers Morgan rants that England are not heroes on GMB

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After England's devastating World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia last night (July 11), Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan has rubbished suggestions that the players are 'heroes'.

England crashed out of the tournament after losing 2-1 to Croatia after extra time. It was the first time in 28 years that the Three Lions had reached the semi-finals of the World Cup, with manager Gareth Southgate's squad generating a feel-good mood across the country over the past few weeks.

But Morgan insisted that we shouldn't be celebrating the national team's efforts, claiming they are not heroes, they are just a team who lost in the semi-finals of the World Cup.

His co-host Susanna Reid strong disagreed, stating: "They inspired joy and optimism and look what happens when they lose, we're all like cats fighting in a sack again – so they did do something heroic."

Morgan pointed out that the British divers who rescued the 12 children from the cave are real heroes.

"That's what I call a hero," he said. "You win the World Cup – you're a hero. But what I will say is England massively exceeded very low expectations, but in the end they lost, and sport is a game of winning and losing.

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"I don't think you'd hear the England team call themselves heroes."

Morgan went on to agree with the assertion that the players shouldn't be given a bus parade and knighthoods.

And on this rare occasion, viewers seemed to agree with Morgan.

Good Morning Britain airs on weekdays from 6am on ITV.

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