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Piers Morgan has compared Liam Neeson’s “racist” comments to the Ku Klux Klan after he said he once wanted to “kill” a “black b*****d” after a late friend revealed she was raped.

The 66-year-old actor admitted to deliberately walking in black neighbourhoods hoping a black person would “have a go” at him so that he could “kill him".

Morgan described his comments as “staggeringly racist” on his Good Morning Britain segment.

He said: “There’s no self-awareness.”

It’s the indiscriminate nature of this revenge he talks about. He’s talking about any black person who he can find an excuse to kill. It’s like Ku Klux Klan stuff.

Talking about the Twitter reaction to Neeson’s words – who recently addressed the comments he made and said it hurt him to such an extent that he saw a priest, spoke to friends and power walked – he said it could mark the end of his career.

I would be very surprised if Liam Neeson’s career is not now in very serious trouble.

I don’t know how he’ll talk his way out of this. I think he’s got a real problem now.

You don’t want it to be [career ending] for someone of his stature, but when you actually hear him say this stuff I think there will be fully justified outrage.

People on Twitter praised Morgan's stand against racism, but pointed out his support for Donald Trump...

Piers went on to ask what would happen if it had been Trump instead of Neeson.

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