The conspiracy of 76

What is it that autosport has against Bernie Ecclestone? A clear editorial decision has been made over there to mention a certain something every time they write about him. His age.

I’m not exactly sure when I first started noticing it but I think it’s in the last year that his name has changed from “Bernie Ecclestone” to “Bernie Ecclestone, 76”.

Presumable he
a) doesn’t care about it and
b) the journalists would claim that it was factual reportage assigning no motive.

But you don’t see it saying, “Jenson Button, 27” so couldn’t he do them under the age discrimination act? Although it would probably just make them dislike him more.

It just seems like a kind of cheap trick. And I’m not sure what they are trying to achieve? Do they want Matt Bishop to become head of FOM? I think we should be told.

About Alex Andronov

Alex Andronov is a writer who lives in the UK. He is currently working on 7 novels, 5 film scripts, 2 plays, 2 TV series, 1 history of the United States, 1 travelogue and trying to find some focus.
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