A ROW broke out last night over plans to erect a 10ft statue of anti-woke warrior Piers Morgan in Trafalgar Square.

The sculpture of the larger-than-life Sun columnist will sit on the Fourth Plinth, opposite Nelson’s Column.

Organisers said it was intended to provoke a debate on free speech.

Piers, 57, said: “The world’s best columnist will now be standing alongside the world’s most famous column. And like Admiral Lord Nelson, I’m always on the right side of history.

“Just be grateful that, unlike Michelangelo’s David, I’m not totally naked.” 

Obscure US artist Joseph Kerr spent two years creating the bronze statue.

He said: “Piers may not be everyone’s cup of tea but he speaks for British values of freedom, truth and the ability to say and do what you really think.”


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But the plans have infuriated the woke brigade Piers regularly targets.

Leftie art critic Pria Lloof said: “I urge millennials like me everywhere to come together and pull down this tribute to white male privilege.”

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Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth has been home to a string of controversial artworks — including a giant French blue cockerel.

Tim Harper, 50, of Essex — visiting the London landmark yesterday — said: “If we can have a big blue cock on the Fourth Plinth, then I guess having Piers up there isn’t much of a leap.”

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