GMB viewers have praised Jofra Archer for slamming an insensitive report into Ben Stokes' private life.
Fast bowler Archer defended his England teammate after a newspaper report surrounding the private life of Stokes' family dating back more than three decades was released.
Stokes called the article "immoral, heartless and contemptuous" as he blasted the "low and despicable" behaviour.
Speaking on today's GMB, Archer insisted the line had been crossed and admitted he couldn't understand why it had been posted after the summer Engand had.
Stokes and Archer played an integral role in England's successful summer of cricket – with the pair taking part in the super over to win the World Cup final.
Archer told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: "I think they crossed a line and gone even further passed the line.
"He wasn’t even born at the time. I don’t think he would even have known until he was 15.
"I don’t get why they would post that anyone especially after the summer we had. I can’t understand. What's the purpose."
Good Morning Britain viewers took to Twitter to praise Stokes and Archer.
"They live and breathe cricket leave the poor lads to play cricket," said one viewer.
Another added: "He's in line for sports personality of the year"
"Sat watching Jofra Archer on #GMB, the guy is just such a dude! So chilled about the summer he's just had," said a third.
At the end of the interview, Archer delivered the sort of ball that took Australian wickets during the Ashes to Piers.
Piers had faced balls from some of the best cricketers in the world but struggled to deal with Jofra's pace.
The GMB presenter also handed Archer an Arsenal shirt with the number of wickets he had taken during the Ashes and world cup on the back.
Stokes took to Twitter yesterday to hit back at the newspaper report into his private life.
In a lengthy statement released on Tuesday, he said: "Today the Sun has seen fit to publish extremely painful, sensitive and personal details concerning events in the private lives of my family, going back more than 31 years.
"It is hard to find words that adequately describe such low and despicable behaviour, disguised as journalism. I cannot conceive of anything more immoral, heartless or contemptuous to the feelings and circumstances of my family.
"For more than three decades, my family has worked hard to deal with the private trauma inevitably associated with these events and has taken great care to keep private what were deeply personal and traumatic events. On Saturday, the Sun sent a 'reporter' to my parents' home in New Zealand to question them, out of the blue, on this incredibly upsetting topic. If that wasn't bad enough, the Sun think it is acceptable to sensationalise our personal tragedy for their front page.
"To use my name as an excuse to shatter the privacy and private lives of – in particular- my parents, is utterly disgusting. I am aware that my public profile brings with it consequences for me that I accept entirely. But I will not allow my public profile to be used as an excuse to invade the rights of my parents, my wife, my children or other family members. They are entitled to a private life of their own. The decision to publish these details has grave and lifelong consequences for my mum in particular.
"This is the lowest form of journalism, focused only on chasing sales with absolutely no regard for the devastation caused to lives as a consequence. It is totally out of order.
"The article also contains serious inaccuracies which has compounded the damage caused. We need to take a serious look at how we allow our press to behave.
"Despite the fact that this has now been made public, I do please ask all concerned to respect my family's privacy and right to home life."
Tom Harrison, chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), said Stokes has the support of "the whole sport and country" and added he was "disgusted and appalled" by the article.
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