The Brit has hit out at the sport community for not voicing out following the death of George Floyd.
Lewis Hamilton has criticised Formula 1 for keeping silent on the death of African-American George Floyd. Floyd died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. Floyd’s death has sparked protests via the social media and the United States with sports stars also coming out to show their grievances.
Borussia Dortmund and English star Jadon Sancho displayed “justice for Floyd” under his shirt after scoring in a league match in Germany yesterday but Hamilton has been left surprised by the sudden silence of the F1 community.
Voicing his disappointment on his Instagram handle, Hamilton wrote;
“I see those of you who are staying silent, some of you the biggest of stars yet you stay silent in the midst of injustice.”
“Not a sign from anybody in my industry which of course is a white-dominated sport. I’m one of the only people of colour there yet I stand alone.
“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.”
“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.”
Hamilton is the current F1 champion and remains the only black to have won the Formula 1 championship.