Oh dear, it’s happened again and people aren’t happy… Even we have had email complaints about this, and of course the media have gone mad over it. The Grand Tour has insulted Argentina, and because they have quite the history with the country, things have been blown out of proportion.
Richard Hammond has reignited the feud between the Clarkson, Hammond and May trio and Argentina by calling the country ‘God’s cesspit’. It’s only been five years since the Patagonia Special episode of Top Gear where Clarkson drove through the country with a numberplate reading ‘H982FKL’, which Argentinians thought was a reference to the Falklands War.
While the Top Gear team had always denied that it was a planned part of the episode, Clarkson later said that he should have returned with a number place saying ‘W3 WON’. Obviously there’s still a grudge with Hammond bringing up the country again.
During a tent segment Clarkson turns to Hammond and May and asks,
“You know how we’ve always said Canada is God’s pantry and that Saudi Arabia is his petrol station?’
Hammond interrupts with. yeah, Lancashire is his cupboard under the stairs, our tent’s about to blow down… Argentina is his cesspit.”
The trio nod to the audience as they burst into laughter.
Thankfully, unlike last time where the trio were threatened with three years in an Argentinian prison, nothing more have come of this. But maybe they should put this grudge to bed? Let us know what you think.
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