Piers Morgan’s claims about me disrespecting Flower are complete rubbish, says Matt Prior

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“I refuse to be attacked by a bloke that knows very little about what goes on in the England setup”

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has announced that Piers Morgan’s comments about him disrespecting former head coach Andy Flower during the national team’s horrendous tour of Australia are complete rubbish.

Morgan claimed that Prior had openly criticised Flower in front of his team-mates.

“Flower’s behaving like a headmaster, this is a schoolboy environment. F*** Flower. This is OUR team!” This is what Prior allegedly said, according to Morgan.

However, Prior was quick to dismiss Morgan’s claims via Twitter, saying: “There is no story here. I refuse to be attacked by a bloke that knows very little about what goes on in the England setup apart from rumour, gossip and hearsay from certain individuals (most of whom I’d take with a pinch of salt!!).

“Maybe I was recorded or ‘hacked’ but if not I’d like to see where these words I apparently said have come from?

“I’m not the kind of person to divulge what is said in team meetings but all I will say is that Flower, Cook and the rest of my team-mates know exactly what I said and the way in which it was meant!

“It is just an attempt to knock someone who has only ever had the team’s best interests at heart and tried my best on and off the field to help the England cricket team. I can hold my head up high in that knowledge.”

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