Lewis Hamilton says BLM protest is human rights issue, not about politics

Hamilton attracted controversy at the last meeting at Mugello by wearing a T-shirt bearing the words “Arrest the cops that killed Breonna Taylor” before and after the race. Speaking in the buildup to this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix, where the FIA is expected to clarify rules on what drivers can and cannot wear, Hamilton restated his determination to continue pursuing what he described as a human rights issue rather than a political point. “I don’t know what they [the FIA] are going to do this weekend,” he said. “People talk about sport not being a place for politics but ultimately it is a human rights issue and that is something we should be pushing towards. Perhaps in the future we all will to the same extent,” he said.

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