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Watch Nelson Piquet Uses Homophobic Comments And Calls Lewis Hamilton The N Word During Interview, Comments Video Goes Viral

Watch Nelson Piquet Uses Homophobic Comments And Calls Lewis Hamilton The N Word During Interview, Comments Video Goes Viral

Nelson Piquet has been facing condemnation after he made racial and homophobic comment against Lewis Hamilton with his new comments video now viral

The Briton has already demanded to combat such awful acts and demanded a change to such mindsets in the sports community.

On Monday an interview from a podcast in 2021 was released of Piquet using a racial slur against Lewis Hamilton. The three-time champion Piquet was denounced by the sport, with F1 and FIA issuing statements condemning the act. Sources have now also confirmed that Piquet will not be allowed back in the F1 paddocks due to his comments.

Nelson Piquet Uses Homophobic Comments And Calls Lewis Hamilton The N Word During Interview, Comments Video Goes Viral

Seven-time F1 world champion Hamilton responded ahead of the British Grand Prix. He said: ʼʼI am extremely grateful to all those who have been supportive within the community, especially the drivers. The new video shows him not only calling Hamilton a n*gga but also saying he needed to get f*ked in the ass.

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ʼʼI have been on the receiving end of racism and that negative outmoded narratives and undertone of bigotry. I am not sure why we are continuing to give these older people a platform, he added.

Nelson Piquet admits comments were a little ‘‘ill-thought’’ but insists he did not aim them as a racial slur; ’’I apologise from the bottom of my heart to everyone that was affected, including Lewis, who is an amazing driver,’’ says Piquet, who claims that the translation of comments was not correct.

Multiple Formula 1 drivers have shared their support for Lewis Hamilton and called for a serious change following the racial abuse comments that have shocked the sport.

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Max Verstappen, Red Bull and reigning world champion also showed support for Lewis Hamilton. He said: ’I think it is not correct to use these words, in general, all over the world not only in Formula 1. F1 together with Lewis is working on the future and all the drivers are behind that.’

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