In the second free practice session of the Portuguese Grand Prix, Max verstappen Y Lance Stroll they had a hard accident that left both drivers out of the session. After this touch, Verstappen told the pilot of everything Racing point to the one who called him ‘Mongol’, by way of insult. However, this did not stop there. An association wrote a tremendous letter to the Dutch.
Verstappen told Stroll on the radio that he was a ‘retard, a Mongol’. After this, the association Mongol Identity, created to defend the native people of that tribe, released a strong statement in which the de Red bull an apology. In the text released this Tuesday, it is highlighted that the World Health Organization removed the term ‘Mongoloid’ as a reference to Down’s Syndrome.
The letter is signed by Uuganaa Ramsay, director of the institution. In it, Verstappen is asked for a public apology, after his words at the Portuguese Grand Prix. “We want to express our disgust and deep concern over the use of the term ‘Mongolian’ as part of hate speech,” they insist from Mongol Unity.
In addition, they added what: “We are shocked and disappointed that the Formula 1 has not shown its opposition to this label despite its historical value and we will discuss this directly with the governing body of the category. Since the organization of the race on Sunday, they have not yet expressed themselves about it.
Lastly, Uuganaa Ramsay said he hopes the Dutch driver will be contrite. “We ask that you offer a public apology for respect, kindness and compassion towards those vulnerable members of society, as well as the international Mongolian community for your lack of consideration of the complexities and sensitivities surrounding the use of words based on the term. Please, use that word again and out loud with its original and authentic meaning, “he said.