Top Gear Abandon Cars and Leave Argentina Because of “Falklands” Number Plates
The cast and crew of Top Gear had
to abandon their cars at the roadside and flee Argentina the other day,
after reports claim they were pelted with stones by an angry crowd. It
would seem the scandal started occured when locals saw that the Porsche
Jeremy Clarkson was driving had a registration number that read H982
FKL, which could refer to the Falklands conflict of 1982.
Among the cars the team has abandoned was also Clarkson’s Porsche, who claims the whole thing is a misunderstanding.
The BBC also denied there was any intended reference, claiming the car
was bought by a member of the production team and was entirely
Besides the fact the car itself was ravished, local reports
say Jeremy's Porsche 928 GT even had its number plates stolen shortly
after the attack. Later on, a group of war veterans protested outside
their hotel and one local politician said they were escorted to the airport.
There is also footage taken at the scene that, according to Car Throttle, was made by one of the witnesses. Before you take a look at the video below, let us remind you a couple of things.
Maybe the incident would’ve remained a small thing if it weren't for the string of controversies that lately hit the show. We’ll remind you that the most recent Jeremy Clarkson scandal started ever since the director of BBC TV Danny Cohen
outlined his disagreement with the way Top Gear host used politically
incorrect gaffes, at a press conference in Edinburgh, in August.
Cohen was referring to Clarkson’s use of the racially-offensive word “slope” in Burma Top Gear special and his apparent mumbling of the N-word in a unbroadcast sequence. The famous
British TV host was even given a “final warning” by BBC bosses for his
behaviour. This is why the scandal in Argentina could turn out to be
quite a big deal for the celebrity.