Six-time Formula 1 planet champion Lewis Hamilton donned a T-shirt protesting against police violence in Nigeria for a pre-race tv job interview at the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday.
Nigerians have been demonstrating for months from a law enforcement device, the Exclusive Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which legal rights groups have for yrs accused of extortion, harassment, torture and murders.
“I’ve bought to show this,” Hamilton, Components One’s only Black driver, told Sky Sporting activities tv as he disclosed a inexperienced T-shirt with #EndSARS composed on it at the conclude of the off-grid job interview.
The Briton reverted to his common ‘Black Life Matter’ T-shirt for the formally-sanctioned pre-race anti-racism gesture on the beginning grid.
Formula One’s governing system previous month set out new pre- and put up-race rules for driver apparel after Hamilton wore a T-shirt on the Tuscan Grand Prix grid with the words and phrases “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor” on the front.
Taylor, a Black health care worker, was killed by law enforcement officers who burst into her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, in March.
“Lots of procedures have been penned for me around the a long time and that has not stopped me,” Hamilton claimed when the new regulations ended up declared.