JEREMY CLARKSON’s claim that the ‘twisted little worm’ who prevented him boarding a UK-bound flight from Stuttgart was an angry Argentine taking revenge for the Falklands has come under more scrutiny.
Stuttgart airport have responded to the star’s allegation that an Argentine member of staff said ‘I’m from Argentina so ___ you’. They say the worker, Manuel Periera is Spanish and that Clarkson was barred from the flight because he and his entourage were late.
Clarkson ranted online about the incident on Monday saying Periera ‘marched off looking pleased with himself, no doubt to enjoy a disgusting dinner of refried beans’ and that would ‘pay for it’.
The doubtlessly surprised airport worker was confronted by British paparazzi and denied Clarkson’s allegations but the airport admitted he may have been rude. Clarkson proudly claimed the local police are treating it as a hate crime.
The former Top Gear star is a persona non grata in Argentina after driving through the country with a H982 FKL licence plate thought by some locals to refer to the 1982 Falklands war.