Gulf Today Report
Racism reared its ugly head once again as Lewis Hamilton became the second victim within a fortnight on Monday.
England footballers Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho were also abused after they missed penalties in the Euro 2020 final against Italy. Hamilton, an avid supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, had backed the trio a week ago.
Hamilton was subjected to online racist abuse following a crash with the championship leader Max Verstappen of Red Bull at the British Grand Prix.
Verstappen was sent out after he crashed with barriers in a bid to avoid an accident with Hamilton, who was attacking the Dutch from the beginning.
Hamilton went on to win the race and curtailed the deficit to eight points with the fourth victory of the season, while Verstappen was taken to the hospital for more tests.
However, it did not augur well with a few fans and they took to social media to target British driver, persecuting him with racist remarks.
However, Formula One, FIA, the sport’s governing body and Mercedes stood behind the Brit and issued a joint statement to condemn the racist abuse.
"Formula One, the FIA and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team condemn this behavior in the strongest possible terms," the statement said.
Hamilton managed to win the race despite 10 seconds were docked as a penalty due the accident. Silverstone Circuit is the favourite hunting ground for the Brit.
The win has heated up the Formula One title race once again as only eight points separates the top two contenders.
Lewis Hamilton stretched his lead in the drivers’ world championship and closed to within two wins of Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record
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Pakistan made a light work of the modest total to break their losing jinx against India after 12 failed attempts in the showpiece events. Prior to this match, India had defeated Pakistan in all 12 World Cup matches .
For the first time in Premier League history, United trailed 4-0 at half-time and have now suffered a run of taking just one point from a possible 12 in the league.
Shaheen Afridi struck the first blow with an express delivery that swung in to trap Rohit Sharma lbw for a first ball duck and the bowler celebrated with his trademark open-arm gesture.