News Details

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....
Full Story »
1y ago from GrandPrix.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Lotus PR chief fired over gay tweet

Stephane Samson A Lotus employee has revealed he was fired for posting a...
1y ago from GrandPrix247.com

Your sexiest girl for May 2014 revealed!

It's that time again, when we reveal who you voted as the sexiest...
1y ago from Crash.net

Lotus: Don t judge us on results

Lotus deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi insists that the Enstone...
1y ago from Crash.net

Austria preview quotes - Force India, Red Bull, Lotus...

Austria will host a Grand Prix for the first time in more than a decade...
1y ago from Formula1.com

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MGPToday.com

Vinales: I'm torn between Suzuki and Yamaha

Suzuki rider Maverick Vinales admits he is struggling to decide between...
8h ago from Motorsport.com

Tech 3 eyes Espargaro-Folger line-up for 2017

Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal has hinted that a line-up of Pol Espargaro and...
10h ago from Motorsport.com

Pedrosa to join Rossi at Yamaha, Viñales to remain at...

Dani Pedrosa may be set to make an incredible shift from Honda to Yamaha,...

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

PRUETT: Navigating IndyCar's aero road map

Page 1 of 2 It started with a majority of IndyCar team owners expressing...
3h ago from Racer.com

"I feel like I'm driving really well," says...

Verizon IndyCar Series points leader Simon Pagenaud says that his 2016...
5h ago from Motorsport.com

Last year's hard work is paying off now, says Pagenaud

Verizon IndyCar Series points leader Simon Pagenaud says that his 2016...
5h ago from Motorsport.com

INDYCAR: Glen, Gateway top replacement options

IndyCar could return to Watkins Glen or the Gateway oval in place of its...
9h ago from Racer.com

Popular On TotalWRC.com

World RX returns to German F1 track for DTM and...

Twenty-one 600bhp World RX Supercars will compete at the...
9h ago from Motorsport.com

They're alive!

Look at them go! I would imagine Toyota will not cease testing and...
13h ago from WorldRallyBlog.c...

Bumper entry for Portugal's WRC clash

80 entries includes three year record for World Rally Cars
1d ago from WRC.com

New look for Corsica encounter

Tour de Corse organisers ring changes for 2016
1d ago from WRC.com

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Bad news for Arsenal: Arsene Wenger confirms star man...

ER MERTESACKER will miss the rest of the season.
3h ago from DailyStar.co.uk

Preview: Manchester City vs. Arsenal

Third take on fourth in the Premier League this Sunday as Arsenal head to...
2h ago from SportsMole.co.uk

Arsenal should sign 'icon' Luis Suarez says former...

  Arsenal should sign 'icon' Luis Suarez says former defender Lauren as...
5h ago from DailyMail.co.uk

Revealed: How much it costs every Premier League team...

Leicester were crowned champions on Monday after Tottenham failed to beat...
7h ago from Express.co.uk

Comments

Hottest News

Marko reveals why Kvyat's wings were clipped

As Max Verstappen starts his Red Bull Racing... Read More »
11h ago from PlanetF1.com

Paddock Reaction to the Verstappen/Kvyat switch

Read what various people from F1 think about the... Read More »
3h ago from FormulaSpy.com

Who's making those Haas F1 strategy calls anyway?

We often say, or at least the conventional notion... Read More »
1h ago from Formula1Blog.com

Recent News

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.