In the last hours, several pilots of the Formula 1 announced a decisive measure for the remainder of the weekend. The athletes of the highest category will join the Boycott generated by the Premier League for this weekend, due to the constant acts of racism and cyber bullying that they suffered in recent days.
Lewis hamilton He was the first to join the campaign started by the English Football League. “While a boycott may not solve this problem overnight, we have to ask for change when necessary, even when it seems like an almost impossible task. Sport has the power to bring us together. Let us not accept abuse as part of sport, but let us be the ones to make a difference for future generations »
On the other hand, Lando norris He also continued with this line and joined the measure. «I support the boycott of social networks this weekend. Everyone fights abuse here at some point and social media companies need to do more to address it. It is not okay to hide behind a keyboard. Enough is enough, “he wrote.
The pilot of Ferrari He was not far behind and used his Twitter account to join the blackout. “This weekend I will join the social media boycott to support others against the abuse, racism and hatred people face online. It is time to change. Stop online abuse, “he said. Charles Leclerc.
For its part, the category took a different path from that of its pilots, although they support the measure. “Formula 1 is fully committed to fighting any form of discrimination, online or otherwise. We support the actions of the Premier League and other sports bodies and athletes by stressing that more must be done to eradicate the online abuse that they are directly receiving. We continue to work with all platforms and with our own audiences to promote respect and positive values and stop racism.
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