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Lewis Hamilton Sports ‘Arrest the Cops’ T-shirt After Winning Tuscan Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton sported a T-shirt that learn ‘Arrest the copes who killed Breonna Taylor. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took a knee earlier than the beginning of Tuscan GP with a message on his T-shirt declaring “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor”.

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  • Last Updated: September 14, 2020, 9:59 AM IST

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Six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took a knee earlier than the beginning of the Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday with a message on his T-shirt declaring “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor”.

The phrases “say her name” and {a photograph} of Taylor have been on the again of Briton Hamilton’s black shirt as he knelt with different drivers earlier than the anthem as a part of the game’s now-regular anti-racism stance.






The Mercedes driver, the game’s solely Black competitor who has beforehand worn a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt in such events, gained the race at Italy’s Mugello circuit.

He wore the Taylor shirt once more on the rostrum as he celebrated victory. Taylor, a 26-year-old Black girl, was killed by cops who burst into her condo in Louisville, Kentucky, in March.

One police officer concerned was fired by the town’s police division in June. Two different officers have been positioned on administrative reassignment. No prison fees have been filed towards any of the three.

US Open tennis winner Naomi Osaka wore a face masks with Taylor’s title on it as one in every of a sequence of masks she wore on her option to the title and Hamilton hailed the Japanese participant’s motion.

“It took me a long time to get that shirt,” he informed reporters afterwards. “I’ve been desirous to put on that and produce consciousness to the truth that there’s individuals there which were killed on the road and there is somebody that acquired killed in her personal home. And these guys are nonetheless strolling free.

“We must proceed to boost consciousness with it and Naomi has been doing superb, so big congratulations to her. I believe she’s an unbelievable inspiration with what she’s completed together with her platform.”

Mercedes workforce boss Toto Wolff stated on Saturday Hamilton, who has been a outstanding campaigner for variety and racial equality, was free to make no matter anti-racism assertion he wished.


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