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Hamilton NOT under investigation by FIA, governing body to clarify its guidelines

Hamilton NOT under investigation by FIA, governing body to clarify its guidelines

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Hamilton NOT under investigation by FIA, governing body to clarify its guidelines

Hamilton NOT under investigation by FIA, governing body to clarify its guidelines

Lewis Hamilton will not now face an investigation by the FIA over the t-shirt he wore at the Tuscan Grand Prix, GPFans has learned.

It was thought the six-time F1 champion may have breached FIA statutes with the t-shirt that highlighted an act of police brutality in the US, and calling for the arrest of those involved.

During the now customary pre-race anti-racism demonstration, in his immediate post-race tv interview after winning his 90th grand prix, and again while he 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.

While one of the officers involved has since been sacked, and two others placed on administrative duties, no criminal charges have been filed against any of the trio.

The FIA had initially stated the matter was "under active consideration".

However, no complaint was made to the stewards at Mugello about the potentially offensive t-shirt, while the FIA will not be investigating Mercedes driver Hamilton personally.

Instead, world motor sport's governing body is to undertake a review of its pre- and post-race guidelines on what can and cannot be worn, and is due to issue a clarification to that effect.

The suggestion is t-shirts or other apparel of the nature worn by Hamilton on Sunday are unlikely to be tolerated in the future.

Naturally, the t-shirts proclaiming 'End racism', as worn by all the drivers at present during the pre-race anti-racism demonstration, and the 'Black Lives Matter' t-shirt, as previously worn by Hamilton, will continue to be allowed.

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Comments (6)

Davio

It's time Hamilton stopped his protesting and just do the job he's there to do

If he wants to change things stop racing and go into politics

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Felbo

Hamilton's shirt bore a civil rights statement, not a political one. And why exactly should a sports figure be prohibited from protesting? Shouldn't he possess the same rights and freedoms of expression as any other individual?

3 2  Reply
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