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Piers Morgan sparks backlash over claim Eurovision is 'rigged farce' after Ukraine win

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Piers Morgan, 57, has unleashed a debate on social media after stating his opinion on the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. Last night’s event saw Ukraine's entry, Kalush Orchestra, win the contest with their song, Stefania, in a symbolic show of public support amid the country’s Russian invasion.But Piers blasted the contest, saying it was “politically-motivated” and claiming Ukraine could have presented their “bomb-sniffing dogs” and still won.In view of his 7.9 million Twitter followers, Piers labelled the musical event “a rigged farce”.He tweeted: “The world’s most absurd, pointless, politically-motivated ‘contest’ excels itself.“Ukraine could have sent one of its heroic bomb-sniffing dogs to bark the national anthem and still won.“Happy for them, but please let’s stop calling #Eurovision a contest… it’s a rigged farce.”But other online users strongly disagreed with the former Good Morning Britain presenter.D3adpool1979 said: “Oh so now we shouldn’t be showing solidarity for the Ukraine then?“We all realise that the UK should have won but is that really important in the current climate?“Yes the competition is a farce and always has been but for once it was nice for us all to be on the same page.”AlexClark3 added: “See, this is what I don’t understand.“The overwhelming majority of people who watched last night found it absolutely joyful.“Nobody cares that it wasn’t a ‘contest’ (subjective in any case).“People are just delighted.

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