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Piers Morgan calls David Beckham 'most overrated player in history' as Gary Lineker snaps back at claim

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Piers Morgan claims David Beckham is the 'most overrated player in history'
Piers Morgan claims David Beckham is the 'most overrated player in history' / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages
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Key Summary:

1. Piers Morgan declared David Beckham is the most overrated player in history.

2. Morgan claimed Beckham "wouldn't have got onto the Arsenal Invincibles bench."

3. Gary Lineker hit back at Morgan's claims, sparking a debate amongst fans on Twitter.

Piers Morgan took to social media to claim David Beckham was "the most overrated player in history" and "wouldn't have got onto the Arsenal Invincibles bench."

The 56-year-old posted a picture during the Super Bowl on Sunday of Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr after he scored the first touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Morgan wrote: "Great to watch a Beckham who can actually play football..."

Lineker then responded saying, "You might dislike him, for whatever reason, but David Beckham was a great footballer. One of our finest."

Morgan was quick to respond to Lineker's opinion: "You might want to suck up to him, for whatever reason, but Beckham was the most overrated player in history," he said. "Wouldn't have got onto the Arsenal Invincibles bench."

And the verbal sparring continued with Lineker then listing Beckham's achievements during his spells at Manchester United and Real Madrid.

"6 Premier Leagues, 2 FA Cups, 1 Champions League, 1 La Liga, 1 Ligue 1. Balón d’Or runner up. 115 caps for England, 59 as captain," the Match of the Day presenter noted.

"One of the best crossers of the ball the game has ever seen. Yeah, overrated."

Morgan snapped back with another controversial claim. "Take away the crossing & free-kicks, he was a fame-hungry snail with dumb haircuts who only won that much because of the truly great players around him."

Lineker then compared that statement to the goalscoring ability of Cristiano Ronaldo.

"Take away the crossing and free kicks?" he wrote. "That’s the equivalent of saying about Ronaldo 'Take away the goals'."

Morgan has yet to respond at the time of writing, but it seems like this debate will go on for a while with neither willing to back down.

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