Former Hull City striker Dean Windass labelled entertainment star Piers Morgan a “southern softie” live on TV earlier today.
The 48-year-old goalscoring extraveganza played for the Tigers on three different occasions during a career which has spanned twenty-two years.
Windass appeared live on ITV’s Good Morning Britain to defend his birthplace after Morgan had made remarks about Hull in Tuesday’s show.
Morgan admitted that Windass was a “very good player”, however he then went on to say that the City had good fish but “not much else.”
However, on Wednesday morning’s show, Morgan gave Windass the chance to defend his hometown in a face-to-face chat.
“Let me ask you this – what am I missing about Hull? Why are you more than fish and chips?” said Morgan.
“Listen, we have got everything here,” Windass replied. ”
“We have got the marina, we have got the Humber Bridge we have got famous people who lived here, plus obviously fish and chips.
“But that is the last thing you need, Piers, is fish and chips looking at you yesterday, pal. You know what I mean?”
Morgan then quickly responded to Windass’ sly remarks about the TV presenter’s physical size.
“All right,” Morgan said. “Easy tiger. There was a lot of people in Hull who sprang to the defence of the city yesterday, many pointing out that slavery was abolished in Hull by Mr Wilberforce.
“So actually it has got a huge historic importance.”
Windass soon offered the 52-year-old the chance to visit Hull in order to see it’s greatness.
“The one thing you get with Hull people is we are what we are, we say what we say and as you say they are really nice people.” he said. “You southern softies, we say it as we say it really but we are proper people and we do enjoy people’s company.
“And if you want to come down here, Piers, you are more than welcome – bring Simon Cowell with you as well.”
However, Morgan did not appear keen on the former Tigers’ striker’s invitiation.
“I’ve got a very busy schedule for the rest of the year Dean. It goes something like New York, Los Angeles, Monaco, St Tropez.
“Not really sure where Hull is going to fit into that to be honest with you.”
However Windass continued to get the last laugh as he responded: “The marina’s the same as them places to be fair.”