Clarkson Calls Himself A “Dinosaur”, Hints He’ll Soon Quit ‘Top Gear’

Top Gear presenter and racist joke generator Jeremy Clarkson was suspended from the BBC last week, after reports he’d gotten into a fight with a producer following a day of shooting. 
Allegedly, Clarkson wanted a damn steak on returning to his hotel late at night, but when he was told that he cold only have a cold meat platter because the kitchen was closed, he began lashing out at the producer.
When it was reported that the suspension might lead to his sacking, fan outcry followed – a petition to keep him on has reached close to a million signatures, and even UK Prime Minster David Cameron has asked for him to stay.
Over the weekend, the 54-year-old omnivore spoke up about the incident, penning a column for UK newspaper The Sun, in which he called himself a “dinosaur”, and hinted that he might be moving on from his job at the BBC and Top Gear.
“Nature made a mistake when it invented the dinosaur,” Clarkson said. “It was too big, too violent. All the dinosaurs died and now, years later, no one mourns their passing. These big, imposing creatures have no place in a world which has moved on.”
“You can start as many campaigns as you like and call on the support of politicians from all sides, but the day must come when you have to wave goodbye to the big monsters, and move on,” he continued. “We lose one animal and get another. The world turns.”
Clarkson’s Twitter bio currently reads “I am probably a presenter on the BBC2 motoring show, Top Gear,” while network brass are currently convening a disciplinary panel to decide his fate.
With the Top Gear presenters’ contracts up for renewal at the end of this month, there is speculation that Clarkson could ditch the BBC for a similar show on another network.
That, or he could just take his vast fortune and live out his days sitting in a pub cracking racist jokes while the nervous staff awkwardly pretend to laugh.

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