SPORTS NEWS | Hamilton Criticizes F1 For Staying Silent On Floyd Death

LONDON – Six times Formula One motor racing champion Lewis Hamilton has criticized his sport for its silence on the killing of George Floys, an unarmed black man who died after a white U.S. police officer knelt on his neck.

The death in Minneapolis triggered a wave of outrage and violent protests in the United States.

Hamilton, Formula One’s first black world champion, spends much of his time in America and spoke out on the issue in an Instagram story on Sunday.

‘I see those of you who are staying silent, some of your biggest of stars yet you stay silent in the midst of injustice’, wrote the Mercedes driver.

‘Not a sign from anybody in my industry which of course is a white dominated support. I’m one of the only people of colour there yet I stand alone’, he added.

‘I would have thought by now you would see why this happens and say something about it but you can’t stand alongside us. Just know I know who you…are and I see you’.

In a second post, Hamilton added: ‘I do not stand with those looting  and burning buildings but those who are protesting peacefully. There can be no peace until our so called leaders make change’.

McLaren driver Lando Norris, Hamilton’s compatriot, was one of those who did comment, adding a line to his profile on the Twitch streaming platform that said ‘sign the! BLM petitions #BLACKLIVESMATTER’.


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POLITICS | Rapper Kaney West Announce U.S. Presidential Bid On Twitter

LOS ANGELES – American rapper Kanye West, a vocal support of U.S. President Donald Trump, announced on Saturday that he would run for president in 2020 in apparent challenge to Trump and his presumptive Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. ‘We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision … Continue reading POLITICS | Rapper Kaney West Announce U.S. Presidential Bid On Twitter

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