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Sat Jun 27, 2020, 11:06 PM

Hamilton saddened and hurt by Ecclestone's racism comments

Source: Associated Press

Hamilton saddened and hurt by Ecclestone’s racism comments

By JEROME PUGMIRE
June 26, 2020

PARIS (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has criticized “ignorant and uneducated” comments by former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.

Hamilton, a six-time world champion and the only Black driver in F1, was shocked by Ecclestone’s claim during an interview with broadcaster CNN on Friday that “in lots of cases, Black people are more racist” than white people.

“Damn, I just don’t even know where to start on this one ... so sad and disappointing to read these comments,” Hamilton posted on Instagram. “This is exactly what is wrong - ignorant and uneducated comments which show us how far we as a society need to go before real equality can happen.”

Ecclestone made his assertion when he was asked his opinion on Hamilton setting up a commission to increase diversity in motorsport.

“I don’t think it’s going to do anything bad or good for Formula One. It will just make people think, which is more important,” Ecclestone replied. “People ought to think a little bit and say ‘what the hell’, somebody’s not the same as white people and that Black people should think the same about white people. Because I think in lots of cases, Black people are more racist than what white people are.”

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Read more: https://apnews.com/ba3775e4373b02fdf3e4903f52012361

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Mopar151 Jun 2020 #1

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Sun Jun 28, 2020, 01:50 AM

1. Bernie Ecclestone

Is a turd, pretty much. His right hand man Max Moseley is the son of a prominent English Nazi, got caught with some "party performers" at a little home party a few years back.

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