THE Irish producer at the centre of the Top Gear controversy has received death threats from Twitter trolls online.
Oisín Tymon, a BBC producer, had his lip split in an assault by Top Gear veteran Jeremy Clarkson – with the BBC yesterday announcing that Clarkson would be sacked.
Since the news broke, opinions have been divided – but Clarkson supporters spared no thought for Mr Tymon, who did not report the assault, or retaliate during the incident.
One user on Twitter said “Oisin Tymon had to go to A&E !!! let's hope he visits the morgue VERY soon , a***wipe !!!”, while another said “Clarkson should have killed you Oisin Tymon, filthy b******.”
A Facebook page has even been set up called “F**k Oisín Tymon”, in support of Clarkson.
So far, there has been no comment from Clarkson, or his former colleagues Richard Hammond and James May, to end the trolling - but supporters for Mr Tymon banded together on Twitter:
Let's abuse the poor guy that got punched in the face and glorify the over paid man-child who threw his rattle out of the pram. #OisinTymon
— Eimear Canning (@Eimear_Canning) March 26, 2015
Blaming #OisinTymon for Jeremy Clarkson's sacking is the same argument as 'he walked into my fist'. Idjits.
— Mark O'Shea (@markoshea75) March 25, 2015
The attack is alleged to have lasted for 30 seconds, with BBC Director General Tony Hall saying "This has obviously been difficult for everyone involved but in particular for Oisin. I want to make clear that no blame attaches to him for this incident."
While the trolls and supporters had their say, others wanted to get involved in the debate too - like Stephanie: