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Jordan Wants Dennis Charged With Criminal Damage Following BBC Stunt

Eddie Jordan has allegedly told the BBC that he wants Ron Dennis charged with criminal damage following a practical joke that was played on the Irishman while he was live on British television.

Jordan, who formerly owned the Jordan F1 Team, has been working with the BBC as a main anchor on their F1 coverage since it returned to the channel last year.  However it all got a bit nasty at Silverstone last weekend while live on air, Jordan was interviewing Christian Horner of Red Bull.  He was asking Horner about the team’s controversial weekend, when Ron Dennis stepped behind Jordan, before EJ’s microphone went dead and Dennis ran off into the crowd laughing.

While many saw it as a fun practical joke, according to The Sun newspaper EJ didn’t see it quite in the same light and wants to prosecute the former McLaren team boss.

A BBC source told tabloid: “Eddie was really spitting feathers and wanted the BBC to charge Dennis with criminal damage.”

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