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Hamilton facing potential investigation over "Arrest the cops" t-shirt

Hamilton facing potential investigation over "Arrest the cops" t-shirt

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Hamilton facing potential investigation over "Arrest the cops" t-shirt

Hamilton facing potential investigation over "Arrest the cops" t-shirt

Lewis Hamilton is facing a potential FIA investigation over the political t-shirt he wore before and after his Tuscan Grand Prix victory.

Hamilton has previously worn 'Black Lives Matter' t-shirts to highlight ongoing anti-racism struggles that have been brought to the attention of a global audience after numerous incidents, notably in the United States.

The six-time F1 champion, however, may have overstepped the mark with the t-shirt on display at Mugello that highlighted an act of police brutality in the US.

Both during the now customary pre-race anti-racism demonstration, and again as he conducted a tv interview and then stood on the podium, Hamilton wore a t-shirt with the message 'Arrest that cops who killed Breonna Taylor'. On the rear was a picture of Taylor and the words 'Say her name'.

The 26-year-old medical worker was shot and killed in March by plain-clothes police officers who mistakenly raided her home in Louisville, Kentucky.

Such a public political display, however, may have breached FIA statutes, with the matter now "under active consideration", according to a spokesperson.

Explaining why he wore the t-shirt, Hamilton said post-race: "It took me a long time to get that shirt.

"I've been wanting to wear that and bring awareness to the fact there are people out there being killed on the street.

"And then there's someone who was killed in her own house, and they're in the wrong house, and those guys are still walking free.

"We can't rest, we have to continue to raise awareness of it."

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Comments (5)

LH44FORLIFE

Your from Europe I assume and white? Plus you don't know the struggle black people have to go through you just think we do this for clout but were doing this because it's right. I better not see a penalty from the FIA. Lewis is just speaking out for whats right like Lebron, Curry and Colin Kaepernick.

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Marlette

Please leave F1. Join the cops, so u can tell them how to do their jobs. Drive a police car ...

10 16  Reply
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