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Mr Mitchell admitted last night he flew off the handle and had been abusive.
Hunt's overzealous bell-ringing broke the instrument in half and the heavy brass cup flew off the handle and struck a publicist in the leg.
AFTER attacking victim Zohal Hamid on Twitter, Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Sidhartha Mallya flew off the handle when the media questioned him about his abusive tweet.
29 (ANI): Manchester City's star striker Mario Balotelli flew off the handle after receiving a red card in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Liverpool.