Friday, 30 July 2021

Self Censorship Isn't Leadership...

Christian Horner has been accused of giving ‘racists an excuse to let fly their vitriol and evil’ at Lewis Hamilton following his criticism of the Mercedes driver after Sunday’s British Grand Prix.

We can't criticise someone now if they have a touch too much melanin? No matter what they do? 

Lord Hain, vice-chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Formula One, believes Horner will ‘regret’ the remarks he made in the wake of Hamilton’s 180mph collision with Max Verstappen on the opening lap of the Silverstone race.

So did he say something racist? 

‘I am not suggesting that Christian was implying anything racist in what he said. He was talking in pure racing terms and not racist terms and that is obvious.

If it's 'obvious', why are you complaining? 

‘I hope it was something said in the heat of the moment when Christian was feeling aggrieved. But these are moments when leadership is required and not intemperate outbursts.’

Like the sort of leadership you're showing, in demanding that if the person you feel requires criticism is black, you shouldn't criticise them? 


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