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Hamilton slams F1 for staying silent on Floyd death

Jun 01, 2020 - Reuters Africa

LONDON (Reuters) - Six times Formula One motor racing champion Lewis Hamilton has criticised his sport for its silence on the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white U.S. police officer knelt on his neck.

The death in Minneapolis triggered a wave of outrage and violent protests in the United States. [nL1N2DD04L]

Hamilton, Formula One’s first black world champion, spends much of his time in America and spoke out on the issue on Instagram on Sunday.

“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,” wrote the Mercedes driv...