TWEET: Piers Morgan has managed to suck some of the joy from Dan Carter's phenomenal performance
One of the greatest No 10's in rugby history finally had a stage to show his immense talent and Dan Carter didn't disappoint. New Zealand have retained the Webb Ellis trophy following an enthralling 34-17 win at Twickenham and Carter was pulling the strings.
The fly-half was phenomenal from the boot, scoring 2 conversions, 4 penalties and 1 drop goal as the All Blacks were crowned world champions for a record third time.
Very few people could begrudge the Crusaders star his moment of glory, he cruelly missed out on the final against France four years ago due to injury, but after the match ended, Piers Morgan couldn't help but shamelessly plug the fact that Carter follows him on Twitter.
While I'm sure the tweet was meant in jest, it still strikes me as incredibly cringeworthy and shameless.
Dan Carter follows me on Twitter. In case you're wondering where he gets his inspiration. #RWCFinal
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 31, 2015
It seems that quite a few people on Twitter were under the same impression, that the TV host was shamelessly piggybacking on the success of the World Cup winner, and they were all quick to reply.