Lewis Hamilton He is a very active activist for social, gender and racial equality. The pilot of Formula 1 He usually shares his opinions on specific incidents on social media and is often highly criticized for this. However, he does not stop doing it and what happened in the game this Tuesday for the UEFA champions league was not going to be the exception.
The match between PSG Y Basaksehir he had a very reprehensible situation, which went around the world instantly. The fourth official, Sebastian Colţescu, made a racist comment to Pierre Webó. Colţescu referred to the player of the Turkish team as ‘the black one’ and made the players of both teams make the decision to leave the field of play, in protest of what happened to the referee.
Through his social networks, Hamilton shared the image of Webó speaking face to face with the match referee, and claiming him for the racist phrase he used towards him. In his Instagram stories he sent a harsh message against the situation and asked the UEFA that there will be an investigation, something that has already been officially confirmed by the European football regulatory body.
“It is unacceptable”
“It is unacceptable. Respect for teams for making the decision and showing that racism should not be tolerated. Hope this is thoroughly investigated. #UCL »said Hamilton after what happened on Tuesday. The Briton is doing a hard quarantine, since he confirmed a week ago that he was infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) after the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The word of the referee
After the scandal that took place in the Park of the Princes, Colţescu gave some statements to the media. However, he did not want to go fully into the issue that occurred a few hours before in the game. I’m just trying to be good. I’m not going to read any news sites these days. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a racist! At least I hope so ”, said the referee.
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