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FIA take action over 'Lewis Hamilton-type' t-shirts

FIA take action over 'Lewis Hamilton-type' t-shirts

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FIA take action over 'Lewis Hamilton-type' t-shirts

FIA take action over 'Lewis Hamilton-type' t-shirts

The FIA has tightened up its procedures regarding the wearing of message-bearing clothing pre- and post-race in light of Lewis Hamilton's controversial t-shirt worn at the recent Tuscan Grand Prix.

During the pre-race anti-racism demonstration at Mugello, and again in a tv interview and as he stood on the podium, Hamilton wore a t-shirt with the message 'Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor'. On the rear, there 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.

After taking the matter "under active consideration", the FIA has informed the drivers as to what is now allowed.

In a document sent to all teams and officials entitled 'Race Directors Note - Pre-Race Procedure', it states: "The FIA, Formula 1, teams and drivers stand united as a sport in the fight to end racism and fully support equality, inclusivity and equal opportunity for all.

"The FIA supports any form of individual expression in accordance with the fundamental principles of its Statutes, and as a mark of respect each driver, as an individual, may choose to mark this moment with their own gesture."

It adds: "Each driver wearing their black coloured ‘end racism’ t-shirts will walk to the carpet runner, with the ‘end racism’ banner placed across the width of the track, and stand by their name card."

Gestures include: 'taking the knee; standing on carpet with arms crossed in front or behind them; standing on carpet and bow head; standing on carpet and pointing to the words ‘end racism’ on their t-shirts; standing on carpet and place their hand on the heart'.

In a second document relating to 'Post-Race Procedure', the requirement is more stringent as it states: "For the duration of the podium ceremony and post-race interview procedure, the drivers finishing in a race in positions 1, 2, 3 must remain attired only in their driving suits, 'done up' to the neck, not opened to the waist. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes a medical face mask or team-branded face mask."

It further adds: "For the duration of the TV pen interviews and FIA post-race press conference, all drivers finishing must remain attired in their respective teams’ uniform only. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes a medical face mask or team-branded face mask."

Mercedes driver Hamilton claimed earlier this week he had no regrets over his 'Breonna Taylor' t-shirt, and suggested he may yet flout the new guidelines.

At the time he said: "I know what they [the FIA] are going to do this weekend, but lots of rules have been written for me over the years, and that hasn't stopped me."

What do you think?
Michael

The writer really needs to do some homework. Lewis Hamilton needs to as well. Her boyfriend is /was a career criminal and she had been involved. The warrant was for her house, a no knock warrant that takes months of solid evidence gathering before a judge will sign off on one. Get your facts right before putting out these articles. Hamilton is an idiot too, supporting these criminals, such as George Floyd.

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Mistakenly raided her house? Pretty sure you should real the “real” events instead of that woke ideology.

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Edmund Burke

paraphrased

The only thing necessary for evil to prosper, is for good men to do nothing!

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Michael

The writer really needs to do some homework. Lewis Hamilton needs to as well. Her boyfriend is /was a career criminal and she had been involved. The warrant was for her house, a no knock warrant that takes months of solid evidence gathering before a judge will sign off on one. Get your facts right before putting out these articles. Hamilton is an idiot too, supporting these criminals, such as George Floyd.

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Except they got the information wrong. Her ex did not live in that home and had not for some time. Their was no drugs found in her apt and there was one person who said the officers identity themselves so that isn't a super strong case (but enough for me to give them the benefit of the doubt)

The officers in plain clothes were executing a warrant. If nothing else that is a huge red flag. Yes the officers return fire after breaking in, that doesn't bother me. What bothers me is the fire fight that went on for over a minute, and the person that signed off on the warrent in the first place.

maybe not the officers on the seen should be able to accountable for her death but someone in the higher up that signed off should be.

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Kenneth Walker III is a legal and registered gun owner. Michael would have you believe that Kentucky is allowing people with long criminal histories to own a gun. She dated a guy the past that was a criminal. But he didn't live in the home that they raided. They chose to raid her home because of the association she once had with him. That in of itself is egregious. But supremacists like Michael don't want to acknowledge the mistakes that were made by the police. He'll die for his right to own a gun and to stand his ground, unless it's a black man standing his ground from the police that entered his home UNANNOUNCED late in the night. Supposedly there was a witness that corroborated the cops lies that they announced themselves. Kenneth Walker and other neighbors said that they didn't announce themself. The special prosecutor, Mitch McConnell's nephew, won't release the evidence given to the grand jury. This is what white supremacy looks like.

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I never believed the officers were going to be held accountable, but I did hope that the police force at large would be. It seems at this point that is just a pipe dream and change especially in that jurisdiction is not going to happen anytime soon.

I think one way to solve this is to have a better armed population. To me criminals with think twice about entering a home when most people have firearms along with thug police officers. (But saldy most gun control measures have their bases in races tendency just like most things in our country)

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IF YOUR GOING TO WRITE AN ARTICLE AT LEAST GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT. She was with a KNOWN drug dealer and they did not knock on the wrong house. He also shot and injured an officer through the door after they knocked and identified himself.

Lewis Hamilton is misinformed like many people and needs to shut the hell up and race. Stop pushing American Democrat Communist BS Agenda.

BLM is ActBlue and has nothing to do with black lives, only the democratic party campaign fund. <For everyone not in the US.

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Well it was the wrong home (yes it was the correct address but the person they were looking for had not lived in that residence for some time)

Their was one person who said they heard the officers identify themselves that is flimsy at best but enough, The more concerning thing is that you have officers in plain clothes executing a warrant.

The information is clear and it's a messed up situation that never should have happened. The warrant was fubar from the very beginning and maybe you can't hold the officers directly accountable (it's their job to execute a warrant not to deem its validity), but you can certainly hold their higher ups who signed off on the warrant.

That's what I was looking for to be the resolution to this, is to have an extensive investigation about how the system messed up so badly that they could allow this to happen.

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All of your girlfriends were blind but that doesn't mean you are does it? Perhaps to the truth.

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