news Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 05:30

The News Minute | March 26, 2015 | 2:31 p.m. IST

The sacking of Jeremy Clarkson by the BBC has attracted a lot of attention. 

Clarkson, the presenter of BBC’s widely watched show, Top Gear, was fired by the public broadcaster on Thursday after he attacked a show producer during filming for not getting “hot food”. 

A report by the BBC quotes the director general of the channel, Tony Hall, as saying: “For me a line has been crossed. There cannot be one rule for one and one rule for another dictated by either rank, or public relations and commercial considerations”.

He added that he “personally (had) been a great fan of his work and Top Gear” though.

Fellow Top Gear presenter, James May, when asked for a reaction said that although Clarkson was a “knob”, him and Richard Hammond, the show’s other presenter, were together with Clarkson as a “package” and that he loved working with him.

Hammond took to Twitter to respond, though.

With the show having a reported 350million viewing audience, reactions were fast and furious on social media where #BringBackClarkson has been trending.

The petition to bring him back was delivered to the BBC’s office in a tank.

Twitter was not so kind though to Oisin Tymon, the producer who Clarkson attacked. Tymon, who did not report Clarkson’s indiscretions when the incident happened though, was trolled viciously.

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