I tried to make sense of this as I read it. But really? What you’re saying is basically that Jeremy Clarkson should be excused for punching a co-worker because he’s a passionate man and he apologized. Your statement reads that he is like a gorilla and everyone else around him should know when to give him a wide berth. Why? Is he not an intelligent adult? People are sad about losing a TV show. Okay, it happens. However, if your boss punched you because he is “overly passionate” and apologized for it later, would you be fine with him still being your boss? I doubt it. Do you know who else rationalizes violence with passion and apologies? People in relationships with abusive spouses. We tell these people that justice is on their side and they should speak out. But if you’ve got a popular television program, the same social rules don’t seem to apply. At least that’s how it seems when I read things like this.