In a completely reasonable move, a man was today fired after he was found to have punched a colleague in the face.
Can't believe that the bbc has sacked clarkson #RIPTopGear— StefanCalvert (@1701Stefan) March 25, 2015
The attack lasted 30 seconds until someone forcibly intervened.
The man in question also verbally abused the victim so loud it could be heard throughout the building they were in.
This is a travesty #RIPTopGear— Sir Tino_TheGiant (@Tino_TheGiant) March 25, 2015
Some of the abuse was racial in nature.
This maybe the worst day of my life. #RIPTopGear— Liam Hyland (@LiamHyland_) March 25, 2015
And contained the "strongest expletives and threats to sack him".
— Mark Akerman (@thebigun70) March 25, 2015
The whole thing was apparently over a steak dinner.
Well thats the BBC throwing millions down the drain, including taxpayers money #RIPTopGear— SD♌ (@Scott_Davies95) March 25, 2015
The victim drove himself to hospital with a bloodied face.
I hope you know what you did, Oisin Tymon, because the Top Gear fans are out to kill you! I heard the Cayman Islands are nice this season...— Mihály K. (@Michael_KBL) March 25, 2015
When the news of the man's sacking was announced the victim was blamed.
Oisin Tymon.Sorry to say it you Wanker!!!,You should have listened to Clarkson...— Piotr Orchard (@Piotr_Orchard) March 25, 2015
The sacked man's future looks difficult.
So we'll be seeing Clarkson, Hammond and May on ITV in the near future then! No way will they stay without Jezza. #RIPTopGear— Kerry Hodgkins (@KerryHodgkins) March 25, 2015
The world reacted.
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Top Gear is the BBC's biggest show, it brings them so much money and audience, why would they end the show cus of a presenter #RIPTopGear— niaz (@_Niaz_) March 25, 2015
BBC you've lost us all. Can I have my TV Licence money back? #RIPTopGear— Harry O'Mahoney (@H_O_Mahoney) March 25, 2015
#RIPTopGear i guess the BBC doesn't like making money— peter (@PJwasHere) March 25, 2015