Ecclestone taken to hospital after mugging

2010 F1 season

Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone

Several newspapers are reporting that Bernie Ecclestone was mugged in London on Wednesday night.

Ecclestone and girlfriend Fabiana Flosi had jewellery worth ?้?๚200,000 stolen from them.

Ecclestone, who turned 80 last month, had to be taken to hospital with a head injury.

In 1996 thieves broke into Ecclestone’s house while he was at home with his family, punching and kicking him before stealing a ring from his (now former) wife Slavica.

Last month Jenson Button was the target of muggers during the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend. Ecclestone played down the incident at the time.

Read more: Button unharmed in attack

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85 comments on Ecclestone taken to hospital after mugging

  1. Lets see, Bernie runs the sport we love, an excellent season has just concluded and some folks think it’s funny when yobbos beat him up !?
    Put yourselves in his place and see how amusing it is.;)

  2. Hey look on the brightside, maybe they knocked some sense into that piece of s#%t. Will never feel sorry for that arrogant a-hole no matter what ever happens to him!!!!

  3. Cornflakes said on 27th November 2010, 17:06

    It’s a bit sadistic having a ‘like’ button on this sort of article!

  4. Just seen TV footage of what they did to his face.

    Makes most of the childish spite passing for humour on this thread just a bit sick.

  5. Pink peril said on 27th November 2010, 23:56

    Not only is it not nice to beat up an old man, those muggers should pick on someone their own size!

  6. Journeyer (@journeyer) said on 28th November 2010, 9:27

    Read the interview. Bernie took it pretty well, all things considered. It’s just life, and he rolled with the punches.

    Like him or not, he deserves respect.

  7. kowalsky said on 28th November 2010, 19:03

    if he read the comments, he wouldn’t care. He doesn’t care about us the fans. Why should we care about him? He was a true racer at the beggining, but he changed along the way. He said once at a monaco historic event, while talking to sterling moss. it’s like in the old days, before i came and fuยทยทยทยท it up. And i don’t apreciate that. Guess who is fuยทยทยทยท up now.
    I hope he recovers soon, but it’s good that this happened so he can realize what the fans think about the way he turned f1 into.

  8. When I heard Bernie had been mugged I did laugh, but after seeing the picture off him looking like he had been three rounds with Mike Tyson I can only wish him a speedy recovery. Loath him or love him this only proves what a tough old nut he is.

  9. Does Fabiana have any brothers? The thought of my sister getting boned by an 80 year old midget would drive me nuts.

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