Robin Van Persie sent Piers Morgan a hilarious autographed picture


CNN’s Piers Morgan is a die-hard Arsenal fan, which is why he has been devastated since former Arsenal star Robin Van Persie signed a contract to play with Manchester United. Morgan has tweeted about Van Persie switching from one rival to the other several times over the past month or so, and he has even decided to nickname Van Persie “Van Pursestrings.”

When Manchester United won the Premier League last month, Morgan tried to use a clever simile to describe his emotions. Naturally, it was not that funny.

What was funny, however, was Van Persie’s response. On Friday, Morgan posted a couple pictures of the autographed photo Van Persie sent him that included a hand-written note.

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Arsenal’s Robin van Persie Slams Ridiculous Nazi Salute Talks

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie scored three goals in a 5-3 win over Chelsea Saturday, but he’s been scrutinized for the way he celebrated his second goal. Van Persie pointed his arm from his shoulder outward, similar to the Nazi “Heil Hitler” salute. While the unintentional act may have resembled the salute, van Persie immediately cleared everything up Sunday.

It has been brought to my attention of some ridiculous allegations concerning my celebration of one of my goals yesterday,” Van Persie wrote on his Twitter account. “It is totally ludicrous to suggest that my action of brushing my shoulder and pointing to my fans could be construed as anything else but of a showing of joy and celebration. To suggest this meant anything to the contrary is insulting and absolutely absurd as nothing else came into my mind.”

It is ludicrous that people suggested his celebration was a Nazi salute. It’s ridiculous that he had to deny the accusations via his Twitter account. But if you can’t laugh about this whole situation, then you don’t have a sense of humor.

How does a simple celebration following a goal — not unlike the Mile High Salute — end up becoming a charge of supporting Nazism? Only on the internet.

Here’s a video of his “salute”:

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