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Jeremy Clarkson apologises for offending people ‘while asleep’

By Darren Boyle

Sunday Times columnist Jeremy Clarkson has apologised “profusely” after he was photographed asleep aboard an aircraft beside an offensive hand-drawn message

The Top Gear host was sleeping on board the aircraft with his co-host James May in the background.

A third individual held up a white card sign with an arrow pointed towards Clarkson with the message “gay c***” scrawled across it.

More than 2.8 million people follow Clarkson on Twitter and the message was soon retweeted.

Richard Hammond cannot be seen in the photograph although he is understood to have travelled with his fellow Top Gear presenters to Scotland.

Clarkson deleted the image and told his followers: "I have deleted my last tweet and would like to apologise profusely to anyone who I upset while I was asleep."

 

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