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Jeremy Clarkson was suspended after a "fracas' with the Top Gear producer.Getty

The BBC producer at the centre of the Jeremy Clarkson controversy has become the victim of online abuse.

Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon, 36, was allegedly punched by Clarkson when the TV presenter demanded a steak dinner at Simonstone Hall Hotel in North Yorkshire after a day of filming.

It has been reported that the 54-year-old launched into a 30-minute, expletive-laden rant and threatened the producer that he would be fired over the incident.

The fracas resulted in Clarkson being suspended. He now faces disciplinary action and his future at the BBC is uncertain.

According to the MailOnline, Mr Tymon is now in hiding after being subjected to vile online threats on his Facebook, Twitter and BBC email accounts since the incident.

Social media trolls have threatened to attack Mr Tymon, shoot him and his family while others have described him as "Britain's most hated man." He has also been attacked over his Irish heritage. The trolls have encouraged others to 'circulate' the producer's contact details as part of a campaign of abuse.

A message posted via the anonymous Twitter account ‏@NelsonsRightArm said: "If a man called #OisinTymon didn't cook my dinner, I'd have him and his entire family shot."

‏@NevadaTanDisco tweeted: "This Oisin Tymon bloke had a very punchable face. I don't blame @JeremyClarkson in the slightest! #BringBackClarkson."

Another supporter of the popular TV personality said that Clarkson had "shown restraint" to punch Mr Tymon "only once" during the alleged brawl.

Others have shown support to the producer describing him as brave for standing up to Clarkson.

A family from Leeds, who were staying in the hotel and witnessed Clarkson's abusive tirade, said they were horrified by the of the star's abuse.

Bob Ward told MailOnline: "He was saying: 'This is not f****** good enough. This is typical of the f****** BBC. You're going to lose your job over this, I'll make sure of it."

It's revealed that Clarkson put himself forward to the BBC for disciplinary action over the row and admitted he had "forcibly manhandled" the producer.

His Twitter profile which earlier read: "I am a presenter on the BBC2 motoring show, Top Gear" has been changed stating that he was "probably"' the presenter of Top Gear. Asked if he feared the sack he said: "Well it's coming, isn't it?"

Meanwhile, more than 800,000 people have signed a petition demanding the BBC revoke the star's suspension. Even the Prime Minister waded into the controversy describing Clarkson as a friend and a "huge talent". The TV host said he was very grateful for the support he has received from fans around the world.

There is nothing to suggest he has in anyway encouraged or condoned the online attacks against his producer.

Mr Tymon has said he will not comment on the incident until the BBC's internal investigation has been completed.

Clarkson will face a disciplinary panel next week. In the meantime, the BBC has pulled at least two upcoming Top Gear episodes.