Lewis Hamilton Racially Abused On Social Media Over Controversial British GP Win

Race winner Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates after the Formula One British Grand Prix motor race at Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone, central England on July 18, 2021. LARS BARON / POOL / AFP
Race winner Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates after the Formula One British Grand Prix motor race at Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone, central England on July 18, 2021. LARS BARON / POOL / AFP

 

Lewis Hamilton was the sufferer of “multiple instances of racist abuse on social media” throughout and after his controversial win within the British Grand Prix, based on a joint assertion by Formula One, the FIA and his Mercedes crew. 

The seven-time world champion was concerned early on in an incident that noticed championship chief Max Verstappen plough his Red Bull right into a wall and out of the race.

Hamilton was hit by a ten second penalty however went on to win the race and shut the hole within the title race to only eight factors.

“During, and after, yesterday’s British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was subjected to multiple instances of racist abuse on social media following an in-race collision,” they mentioned in a joint assertion condemning the behaviour “in the strongest possible terms”.

“These folks haven’t any place in our sport and we urge that these accountable must be held accountable for his or her actions.

“Formula 1, the FIA, the drivers and the teams are working to build a more diverse and inclusive sport, and such unacceptable instances of online abuse must be highlighted and eliminated.”

Verstappen, who was taken to hospital for checks after the race, later accused Hamilton of “disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behaviour”.

A public supporter of the Black Lives Matter motion, Hamilton gave his assist per week in the past to the England footballers Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho who had been additionally abused after they missed penalties within the Euro 2020 ultimate.

“I hope this opens a conversation around acceptance,” he wrote on Instagram on the time.

“We must work towards a society that doesn’t require Black players to prove their value or place in society only through victory.”

 

AFP

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Lewis Hamilton Racially Abused On Social Media Over Controversial British GP Win

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