In a move seemingly designed to wind up everybody west of Moscow, F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has denounced the Skirpal poisoning as “fake news” and said hed take a bullet for “good guy” Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In a freewheeling interview with the Times, the 88-year-old billionaire declared that Putin was “too busy” to have ordered the poisoning of double agent Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury last March, branding reports of Russian involvement “fake news.”
From there, Ecclestone further professed his admiration for the Russian leader. “If someone had a machine gun and was prepared to shoot Putin, I would stand in front of him,” Ecclestone said. “Because hes a good guy. Hes never done anything that isnt doing good things for people.”
Forget about the Mays and Macrons and Merkels: Putin should be “running Europe,” he recommended. “We havent got anybody, so it couldnt be any worse. He does what he says he is going to do.”
Predictably, commenters were a mix of puzzled and enraged. “Are we really so surprised that Bernie Ecclestone has horrendous views?!,”Read More – Source