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by OPOVV, ©2019

Image credit, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve: Will Pettinger, Wikipedia, CC-SA-3.0

(Jun. 10, 2019) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to a special edition of ‘Pulse of the Nation,’ the show that makes no excuses for immature behavior. Hello, my name is Roving, as in Roving Reporter (RR), and we’re broadcasting from one of the cheap seats at the Circuit Giles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada, where we just witnessed a travesty that will echo throughout the racing world as  ‘He Who Whines the Loudest gets the Trophy.’

“To make a long story short, the leader of the Formula One race, Sebastian Vettel, made a mistake by going off the track and then came back on in front of second place driver Lewis Hamilton, who whined and started to cry that he was still in second place.  Then one of the announcers, Martin Brundle, also started to cry and whine and – I didn’t actually see this but heard about it from a reliable source – lay on the floor of the broadcasting booth with hands and feet flailing as he incoherently cried obscenities, all while broadcasting on live TV that may have influenced the race stewards.

“So driver Lewis Hamilton is crying, announcer Brundle is crying, and what do the race stewards do? Do they see the corner, the mistake, the grass and the slide? Did they say to Vettel, ‘We all know you are faster than Hamilton, so go ahead; let Hamilton pass you and then, before the end of the race, you pass him and all will be well with the racing world’?

“No, they kept their decision to give Vettel a FIVE-SECOND PENALTY a secret until the end of the race, when they just as well could have told Vettel to let Hamilton get five seconds ahead and then pass him in the 20 or so laps left, which Vettel could’ve easily done.

“But there is a problem, and here it is: the establishment favors Lewis Hamilton while the fans don’t. Sound familiar? Does to me; to me it sounds like Fake News that we sure as heck don’t need. Just listen to Martin Brundle when Vettel out-qualified Hamilton: why, I was wondering when the paramedics would’ve given him oxygen and fibulate him, as he was actually that disappointed that Vettel had the audacity to out-qualify Hamilton.

“So that’s my report from Canada. The food was great; the people were polite and accommodating. When Vettel showed up on pit lane at the end of the race, the cheers of the fans could be heard all over Montreal, it was that loud. The full-time fans know a heck of a lot more about good racing than the part-time stewards and opinionated race announcers, who should report facts instead of feelings.

“Sabastian Vettel won the Grand Prix of Canada fair and square, and to use a racing incident as an excuse to award winning championship points to Lewis Hamilton is  a travesty of how gentlemen should conduct themselves on the field of battle, be it a baseball park, a hockey rink or a racetrack.

“And that’s the way this reporter saw it. And so, on behalf of the crew, I’ll be wishing you all a goodnight: Goodnight.

“Good race, but the results exposed a crooked deck. Burger time: my treat.”

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