His fans have also said that the BBC WANTED to fire him!
That's ridiculous! He was a golden-bloody-goose! You think the BBC executives are blind? You think they do not know PRECISELY how much he is worth? Come back to reality, mates. The BBC did NOT want to fire him. If anyone had done what he did, he'd have been fired within hours, at most days. The fact that he lasted weeks speaks to the BBC's absolute reluctance to fire him. They didn't want to fire him. But they literally had no choice because he absolutely crossed the line in no uncertain terms.
The BBC employed him for ages. He's been Top Gear presenter for, what, 16 years? 16 years. And his fans are claiming that the BBC always hated him and wanted to fire him!? Whatever his fans are on, it must be some pretty strong stuff.