Lardy Jeremy Clarkson was told to shut it after slagging off our Olympic champions.

The telly gobster reckons athletes like divers, dressage riders and shot putters compete in pointless fringe sports.

Clarkson has now taken the title of top numpty from fellow big mouth Piers Morgan, who last week said only gold medals counted.

Speaking about divers like Tom Daley and Matty Lee, who picked up gold for Great Britain, Clarkson, 61, said they are just "incredibly slim men who try to win gold for diving very neatly into a swimming pool".

And he said our dressage team who have performed well, are "women who’ve trained their horses to walk as though the floor were hot".

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He added: "Who else does that? Not me, or you, or anyone we’ve ever met. Because it’s not clever. It might even be cruel."

Clarkson said the Olympics should be streamlined to core races like the 100m, claiming we don’t need to see any races over longer distances, like 800m.

He added if Brit Olympic 100m champ Linford Christie had "spent all day honing his entrepreneurial skills" he could have "beaten Jeff Bezos" and to founding Amazon.

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Some have savaged Clarkson’s comments online. One Olympic fan said: "His suggestion we should be proud of ­people becoming billionaires rather than brilliant at sports is rather depressing.

"Making huge amounts of money really shouldn’t be the way to measure human achievement.”

Another said: "Many entrepreneurs struggling to get their businesses going are inspired by sporting legend and their feats, not just by the biographies of the Silicon Valley psychopaths.’"

Broadcaster Morgan, 56, was bashed for saying US gymnast Simone Biles’ exit from the Olympics on mental health grounds was a "joke".

He added: "Are 'mental health issues' now the go-to excuse? You let down your country."

Team GB heroes are the only ones Jeremy has hit out at this week.

He took aim at Lewis Hamilton following Max Verstappen Grand Prix crash.

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Reacting to the incident, Jeremy tweeted: "I wonder if there will ever be a race where the Mercedes drivers don’t crash into things?"

He later went on to add: "Ah. Clever. Only Hamilton on the track. That way he can’t hit anybody."

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