Lewis Hamilton Breonna Taylor after claiming Sunday’s trophy.

Formula1 racing authority FIA is investigating whether driver Lewis Hamilton broke F1 rules when he wore a T-shirt in support of Breonna Taylor at Sunday’s Tuscan Grand Prix, an FIA spokesperson told the BBC.

Hamilton, a  six-time F1 Mercedes champion, wore a T-shirt with the phrase “Arrest The Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor” on the front, and a picture of Taylor captioned with “Say Her Name” on the back. He also wore the shirt on the winner’s podium, saying “Justice For Breonna Taylor” after claiming Sunday’s trophy. 

READ  On this present day, 29 July 1962, fascist Oswald Mosley tried to march via Manchester. Nonetheless he was attacked by anti-fascists who knocked him to the bottom, and needed to be rescued and escorted by 250 police, who had been unable to stop the fascist being pelted with tomatoes, eggs, cash and stones.

Taylor, a Black emergency technician was shot and killed in her Louisville home by police executing a no-knock warrant on March 13. Calling to arrest the officers involved in the shooting has become a popular rallying cry of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The FIA spokesperson said the matter was “under active consideration” and that the authority is not a political organization. However, it is unclear what rule Hamilton will be investigated for breaking.

READ  Bill Cosby mainstream media outlets, “The Truth Is In The Pudding” (News)

The FIA did not immediately respond to CBS News’ request for comment.

READ  Report- Moderate Veterans Unite to Bolster Re-Election Hopes

F1 has previously allowed drivers to support both political movements and anti-racism. In July, F1 created the #WeRaceAsOne initiative to address inequality and racism. All 20 drivers work Black Lives Matter shirts, including Hamilton, who continued to wear the shirt before every race.  

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here