F**k ’em, we ball!
Them people sure don’t like Black folks reaching the pinnacle of their sport, especially if said sport is generally dominated by the white man. Yesterday, Lewis Hamilton won his EIGHTH British Grand Prix. Almost instantly, the lead-footed leader of the pack was inundated with racist messages from salty petrolheads with keyboard courage. According to CNN, Hamilton’s win was “controversial” as he was assessed a 10-second penalty for a crash with one of his racing rivals Max Verstappen. The incident not only ended Verstappen’s race but also landed him in the hospital.
The comments were flagged and some accounts were subsequently deleted but things got so bad that Facebook had to release a statement about the targeted abuse: