When I was in college, a guy down the hall from me was interviewed for a man-on-the-street feature in the school paper. The question was “What would you do if there were no laws for one day?”
He responded, “Shoot the president.”
It turns out that threatening to kill the president is really, really illegal. The Secret Service practically busted down the doors to our building trying to get to this guy, who was just kidding. He came very close to being expelled.
I guess that’s pretty much what happened to Morrissey.