Jeremy Clarkson Apologises For Strikers 'Should Be Shot' Comment

Reverse Gear: Jeremy Clarkson Apologises For Strikers 'Should Be Shot' Comment

Jeremy Clarkson has finally apologised for his comment on BBC1’s The One Show that people who took part in yesterday’s national strike “should be shot”.

Earlier, the BBC said sorry for Clarkson's tongue-in-cheek comment that public sector strikers "should be shot".

A BBC spokesman said: "The One Show apologised at the end of the show to viewers who may have been offended by Jeremy Clarkson's comments."

Clarkson made the comment on the BBC's One Show on Wednesday evening. "I'd have them all shot." he said when asked what he thought about the strikes. "I'd take them outside and execute them in front of their families."

He added: "How dare they go on strike when they've got these gilt edge pensions when the rest of us have to work for a living."

Clarkson made the remarks after praising the strikes as "fantastic" as they had emptied London of people.

"Everybody's stayed at home, you could wiz about, restaurants are empty..airports, people streaming through."

Clarkson's comments came after expressing support for the strike, saying "this is the BBC" then balancing his praise with the execution comment.


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