This is the last article you can read this month
You can read more article this month
You can read more articles this month
Sorry your limit is up for this month
LEWIS HAMILTON has taken aim at Formula One’s ruling body after slamming its decision to reprimand Sebastian Vettel for wearing a T-shirt in support of the LGBTQ+ community as “bullshit.”
Four-time world champion Vettel wore a “same love” rainbow T-shirt during the Hungarian national anthem on Sunday.
Under FIA rules, drivers are permitted to carry a message that concurs with the sport’s We Race as One initiative during the pre-race ceremony, but the clothing must be removed for the national anthem.
Vettel was summoned to see the stewards. He explained that he forgot to remove his T-shirt because of the onset of rain.
Valtteri Bottas, Carlos Sainz and Lance Stroll were also reprimanded after they failed to take off their We Race as One T-shirts.
Vettel, who was stripped of his second place at the grand prix following a fuel infringement, told Sky Sports: “I’m happy if they disqualify me. They can do whatever they want to me, I don’t care. I would do it again.”
And in a now-deleted message on Instagram, Hamilton posted in support of Vettel. The British driver, 36, said: “Super proud of this guy. There is no rule that says what colour shirt you can wear, and supporting the LGBTQ+ community is not reprimandable.
“This is BS. Well done, Seb. I’ll join you next time with the same shirt.”
Hamilton later updated his post, writing: “Love to see this, Seb supporting the LGBTQ+ community. Love always wins.”
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.