"At the end of the day, it's a video game." This was the final defence of IndyCar driver Santino Ferrucci after he veered into Arrow McLaren SP's Oliver Askew while fighting over the lead before the finish of Saturday's virtual Indy 175.
It was a statement repeated in the aftermath by many across social media, who simply failed to understand why the actions of Ferrucci - as well as 2019 Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud - were an embarrassment both to IndyCar and sim racing.
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