Today’s UK Twitter Trends (Feb. 21): Bahrain Grand Prix, Gennaro Gattuso and Joe Jordan
What’s trending on Twitter in the UK today? The Bahrain Grand Prix is officially canceled and Gennaro Gattuso gets a four-game ban.
Bahrain Grand Prix
As optimistic as Formula 1 president Bernie Ecclestone was on Friday about the season opening Grand Prix in Bahrain moving forward as planned, it is now being reported that it has been officially nixed due to the ongoing protests. The decision was made by the Bahraini government. CNN reports that Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al Khalifa stated, “We felt it was important for the country to focus on immediate issues of national interest… I would like to extend my personal gratitude to Bernie Ecclestone for his support and understanding.” According to BBC Sport, the race may be rescheduled, but there is no official word yet.
Gennaro Gattuso and Joe Jordan
After getting in a fight with Tottenham Hotspur coach Joe Jordan last week, Milan midfielder and captain Gennaro Gattuso has been given a four game ban by the UEFA. According to The Guardian, Gattuso is being charged with “gross unsporting conduct” for grabbing Jordan by the throat and then headbutting him.
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