Louis Hamilton supported Briona Taylor and criticized her stance on the Black Lives Matter as “too much” by a former Formula One competitor.
Russian Vitaly Petrov said in an open interview with the British star that racism does not exist in his own country.
Taylor was backed by world champion Taylor in September after winning the Tuscan Grand Prix.
The T-shirt read: “Arrest the cops who killed Briona Taylor”, while her photo and the words “Say her name” were on the back.
Medic Briona Taylor was shot dead by U.S. police in her Kentucky apartment in March.
The FIA’s governing body, the FIA, will not punish Hamilton for banning the sport, despite critics claiming it was a political message.
Petrov, who was in the F1 for three years from 2010 to 2012, estimates that Hamilton’s move is far ahead.
He told the champion: “For me, this t-shirt was too high to call everyone to their knees.
“This is a personal matter for each adult. You have the right to speak or give interviews on social media, but I think the U.S. government is already well aware of these issues.
“But I think about half of the audience didn’t even know what to call this shirt until it was called Formula One.”
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“Let’s say a driver admits to being gay – will they come out with a rainbow flag and persuade everyone to be gay? I think the FIA will no longer allow such behavior.”
He wears a black Lives Matter T-shirt and takes a knee before each race and encourages fellow drivers to join in – despite resistance from a minority.
Despite some opposition, Stevenage insisted he would not “give up” in his campaign for justice.
We do not have the problems that Hamilton speaks of in Russia
Hamilton wrote online: “I will not stop, I will not agree, I will not give up using this platform to shed light on what I believe to be true.
“It is a journey for all of us to come together and challenge the world, not just racially, but on all levels of injustice.”
But Time magazine included Hamilton in their list of the top 100 people.
Petrov added that the Russians are only “kneeling before God and instructing your future wife.”
Denying his country’s problems with racism, he added: “We have a different mentality in Russia. There are no problems that Hamilton speaks of. Everyone should be respected.”
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