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Lewis Hamilton & 12 Other F1 Drivers Back Social Media Boycott

Lewis Hamilton believes social media companies must take more initiatives to eradicate online hate. Moreover, Formula 1 drivers have shown immense support for the boycott of social media platforms this weekend.

This boycott basically tries to take a stand against discriminatory online abuse. Governing bodies, teams, and players from English football have also stepped forward to boycott platforms from 30th April, Friday 3 PM till 3rd May, Monday.

Lewis Hamilton Stands Against Social Media Abuse

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The 12 F1 drivers boycotting social media include Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris, Nikita Mazepin, George Russell, Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas, Charles Leclerc, Mick Schumacher, Max Verstappen, Nicholas Latifi, Pierre Gasly, and Esteban Ocon.

These 12 drivers have agreed to boycott the platforms soon after the Grand Prix of Portugal this weekend. Moreover, Lewis Hamilton is the only driver of F1 who is Black. On Thursday, he informed me that he has faced online racial abuse earlier.

On Friday, Lewis Hamilton has posted on his Instagram account that he supports the football community and is in solidarity with them. He further added that he will boycott the social platform channels this weekend.

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Hamilton also mentioned the society has no place for any sort of abuse, physical or online. According to him, people find it convenient to post hateful comments behind the protection of social media screens.

He also understands that this issue might be resolved overnight and requires more active efforts. He also believes that sports can unite all humans and bring a major difference. He also vouched to promote positive value and respect as well as stop racism.

The F1 drivers stand against all forms of discrimination and stand in total support of the soccer community.

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