Jeremy Clarkson has been formally let go by the BBC after attacking a producer in what the corporation described as "a physical altercation accompanied by sustained and prolonged verbal abuse of an extreme nature".
The presenter - who always divided opinion - was supported by a million-strong petition to keep him at the helm of BBC's flagship motoring programme.
With views ranging from sorrow to joy, here's how social media utterly lost it after Clarkson's eviction.
Britain has got so pathetically wimpy #ClarksonLouise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) March 25, 2015
"sustained and prolonged verbal abuse" our culture of effeminacy knows no bounds. BBC words, not the producer's, to be clear.Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) March 25, 2015
If he'd stuck to just punching me, he'd have been fine. #ClarksonPiers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 25, 2015
I think it's a shame the BBC has sacked Clarkson from the new "Will The BBC Sack Clarkson?" reality TV show. It was just getting going.Hugo Rifkind (@hugorifkind) March 25, 2015
So BBC suits bring down another presenter, pity they missed Savile.Adam Boulton (@adamboultonSKY) March 25, 2015
Clarkson has no doubt got what he deserves: an £8 million pound contract from C4 to present a show called Immigrant Patrol from a submarineFrankie Boyle (@frankieboyle) March 25, 2015
I wonder if @Mirror_Editor would praise me as a "huge talent" if forced to sack me for smacking people about. Probs not.fleetstreetfox (@fleetstreetfox) March 25, 2015
Imagine being such a prick that even a corporation built on evil with a brand font developed by a sex offender thinks you're a prick.Sam Diss (@SamDiss) March 25, 2015
Seems like a good time to say that Oisin Tymon is one of the nicest guys I know, and a massive talent. Let's look after him, eh?Dan Read (@theDanRead) March 25, 2015
it's probably what he would have wanted. to have the show go out in a blaze of flacid and petty machismo. RIP Clarkson he died like he livedJames Vincent (@jjvincent) March 25, 2015
The BBC has FINALLY grown a pair. Presenter physically assaults producer=The Sack. Frankly it shouldn't have taken this long #JeremyClarksonSamantha Brick (@SamanthaBrick) March 25, 2015
So punching a colleague in the face is a sackable offence. Who would have thought it? #ClarksongoneRobin Lustig (@robinlustig) March 25, 2015
Are those ranting at Oisin Tymon angry at him for being punched or angry at him because Jeremy Clarkson reported punching him?Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) March 25, 2015
People were even worried for Nancy Cameron, the Prime Minister's daughter, who had threatened to go on hunger strike over Clarkson's suspension.