During the game, Piers didn’t agree with the video assistant referee (VAR) when the machine gave Nigeria a penalty kick after Leon Balogun was fouled. Pierce said the VAR had failed and there was no way that was a penalty because it was the Nigerian player who leaned in and dived.
Piers tweeted: “VAR fails again. No way was that a penalty. Leaned in & dived.”
But a Nigerian on Twitter felt he was being biased and called him out. Emmanuel Babalola tweeted back at Piers: “If it is England or Argentina the VAR is correct right? But now it’s Nigeria, the VAR has failed. You are such a racist!”
Piers replied in perfect pidgin. “Emmanuel you dey craze,” he tweets.