Piers Morgan has slammed fans that congregated outside Marine’s Rossett Park Stadium ahead of their FA Cup clash with Spurs after police played down talk that Covid ruled had been broken.

The Good Morning Britain host took fire at supporters keen to get a glimpse of Tottenham stars as news that two women were fined £200 for meeting in a park for a walk and coffee last week.

Hundreds of fans lined the streets in Crosby on the outskirts of Liverpool as Premier League Spurs visited step eight Marine in the third round of the FA Cup.

There appeared to be very little social distancing as locals crammed to get a glimpse of the likes of Gareth Bale and Son Heung-min ahead of the 5-0 drubbing of non-league Marine.

Supporters line the streets to see the players arrive
Supporters gathered to see Tottenham players arrive before their clash with Marine

But despite a heavy police presence, no punishments have been handed out and the scenes played down, leaving Morgan furious.

He said on GMB on Monday: "The Government is said to be on the brink of calling for tighter measures among genuine concern that the huge efforts to vaccinate people could be in vain if people don't follow the rules.

"What's the problem with two people outside socially distancing having a cup of coffee? Compared to what happened when the Tottenham Hotspur team arrived last night.

Piers Morgan was hugely critical of those who gathered

"There were hundreds if not thousands of people crammed in like sardines. So the public look at this and they think how can that be acceptable? Yet two people driving safely to a parkland is an arrestable, finable offence."

Superintendent Andy Rankine said in a statement: "A small gathering took place ahead of the arrival of the team coaches, and road closures were put in place to facilitate this arrival safely. The vast majority of people present were adhering to social-distancing measures and those who were not were advised by officers.

"As we have done throughout this pandemic, we will always strive to encourage people to disperse and go home peacefully.

"But where we face blatant breaches of legislation, people ignoring the restrictions and even obstructing police from carrying out their duty, our officers will not hesitate to take enforcement action.

"Those attending have now left the area and we hope everyone enjoys the occasion safely at home."