Social Media Attacks ‘British Media Bias’ After Martin Brundle Defended Ted Kravitz’s Remarks.

Red Bull has chosen to shun all engagements with Sky and all of its networks in response to the remarks made by reporter Ted Kravitz on air.

Ex-F1 driver Martin Brundle is the most recent to experience criticism from fans due to the controversy from last weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix extending into this week.

It results from the former F1 driver’s defence of Ted Kravitz. Kravitz has been blamed for Max Verstappen and Red Bull’s boycott of all Sky media appearances at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

The reason for the boycott is that Verstappen felt “disrespected” by the broadcaster and especially by “one particular person,” who seems to be a seasoned journalist.

Red Bull appears to be upset because Kravitz recently claimed on an episode of his post-session show “Ted’s Notebook” that Verstappen “robbed” the Hamilton of an eighth World Championship, but he never claimed that Verstappen “robbed” the Mercedes driver; rather, he blamed former race director Michael Masi.

It is still a hot topic within the F1 community as Kravitz continues to face a barrage of insults and hate on social media. Midweek, Brundle expressed his support for Kravitz and stated that “face-to-face dialogue” between Red Bull and Kravitz is required.

Brundle tweeted: “For the avoidance of doubt my friend and colleague for the past 26 years, Ted Kravitz, has my full support,” 

“Face-to-face dialogue is the only way to sort out issues and disputes in the relentless crucible of the F1 paddock. We all have opinions and different jobs to do, that’s life.”

It’s fair to say that Brundle’s backing of Kravitz hasn’t been well received by many fans, who have criticised the former F1 driver. Kravitz received criticism from Twitter users for “expressing personal opinion” and for making Verstappen appear like a “bad guy,” and the comments section was quite ugly to read.

One Twitter user replied: “It’s not his opinion which has been criticised. It’s the way he expressed it,”

“Making Verstappen out to be a bad guy, when in reality he never did anything wrong. It’s the Schumacher days all over again with British media bias. And it feeds a social media riot. Needs to stop.”

There was still further backlash, another Twitter user said: “Ted isn’t there to express personal opinion on a TV network. More for unbiased factual analysis,”

A third one said: “Everyone has opinions but as presenters of sports, it should remain unbiased,” 

“Unfortunately, Ted (who I enjoy watching) keeps insulting Max in a passive-aggressive manner, in a very unprofessional way. Regardless of your opinions Martin, you always remain as neutral as possible.”