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Lotus PR chief sacked over gay tweet

A Lotus employee has revealed he was fired for posting a 'tweet' on the F1 team's official social networking account earlier in 2014. In February, as the winter olympics began in Russia, Lotus posted a photo of two men kissing with the caption wishing "all athletes a successful" campaign. The Sochi games had attracted criticism because of Russia's controversial laws against 'gay propaganda'. Lotus, whose 'tweets' are often humorous and irreverent, promptly removed the "unauthorised" tweet. But it has taken until now for the rest of the story to emerge. Already, it was clear that Lotus' sponsor and owner links to Russia were probably the reason for the tweet's removal....
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