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Lotus employee sacked over gay tweet

Lotus media man Stephane Samson has revealed that he was sacked by the team for "gross misconduct" relating to a Sochi Winter Games tweet. In the midst of the furor over Russia's stance on homosexuality, Samson, who tweeted for Lotus, posted a picture of two men kissing. It was accompanied by the message "ahead of the opening ceremony, we would like to wish all athletes a successful 2014 Olympic Winter Game." The tweet was soon deleted and an apology posted. Samson was sacked and was later informed that it was because of that tweet. According to Telegraph Sport, his 'rabbit' tweet when it was announced that Kimi Raikkonen was leaving Lotus, who owners Genii Capital have...
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