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Plaque installed poking fun at Jeremy Clarkson over ‘fracas’ which lost him his job

Joseph McCormick November 24, 2015
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A plaque has been installed poking fun at an incident which eventually led to Jeremy Clarkson being sacked as the presenter of Top Gear.

The incident involved Jeremy Clarkson punching producer Oisin Tymon, after being was told there was no hot food available.

It took place at Simonstone Hall in the Yorkshire Dales.

The venue shared a photo of the plaque which was donated by a guest at the hotel.

Simonstone Hall

“We were presented with this plaque from one of our guests last night!” wrote Simonstone Hall.

“We think it would be quite appropriate to put it on the patio where the fracas took place!”

It reads: “Here lies the BBC career of Jeremy Clarkson who had a fracas on this spot, 4 March 2015,” reads the plaque. “The rest is legend.”

Following the incident, Clarkson was suspended and then later sacked, as the BBC decided not to renew his Top Gear contract.

Tymon suffered a split lip and endured a hospital visit over the assault.

Earlier this month, the Irish producer announced that he is suing the BBC and Clarkson for racial discrimination and “verbal abuse” he says he endured during the incident.

Clarkson recently ‘joked’ on Twitter about he and Richard Hammond becoming “fudge packers” – a pejorative term for gay men – during a visit to a fudge factory in Australia.

TV presenter Sue Perkins was earlier this yearforced to take a break from Twitter after she received death threats over her becoming favourite to host Top Gear.

However, Chris Evans was eventually appointed as the show’s new host – and is holding “open auditions” for other members of the team, to replace Richard Hammond and James May.

Clarkson apologised last year for a tweet he sent containing a picture of himself with a sign saying “gay c*nt”.

Clarkson tweeted the image featuring fellow Top Gear host James May, along with the caption “Sadly, I fell asleep on the plane.”

Piers Morgan tweeted to criticise the Top Gear presenter for the tweet, noting his “flabby neck”.

In 2010, Clarkson was criticised for appearing on the show with Alistair Campbell, and in a scene which was deleted saying: “I demand the right not to be bummed.”

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