Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, has been accused of racism by Twitter user, Gbolade Oguntomole, after naming his dog, Didier Drogba, after the former Chelsea striker.
The 54-year-old BBC presenter and close friend of Prime Minister David Cameron is no stranger to making racist and sexist comments. He has made comments in the past insulting Mexicans and Asians.
The latest criticism against him comes after he tweeted a picture of his black West Highland terrier and revealing he had named it after the striker, a prolific goal scorer from the Ivory Coast.
He then asked: ‘Why is it racist to name our amazingly brilliant dog after a footballer?’
Twitter user Gbolade Oguntomole said: ‘It’s racist man! Casual racism! You should be ashamed of yourself. I like you Jeremy Clarkson but this is wrong!’
A user named Milo said he had been racist ‘again’.
Others, however, defended the television host, saying that the name was funny and labelling Clarkson a racist was an over-reaction.
Last month, the BBC faced demands for an investigation into allegations that he used the derogatory word ‘slope’ to describe an Asian person on Top Gear.