Over the past few months, athletes from across the globe have raised their voices against various acts of racism worldwide. Yesterday, NBA star Kyrie Irving, along with Reigning F1 champion, Lewis Hamilton, took to Instagram while posting in support of international day to eliminate racial discrimination.
Both Kyrie Irving and Hamilton have appeared to be a few of those notable sports personalities that have voiced their support for all such anti-racism movements.
Taking inspiration from Irving, Hamilton also posted a heartfelt message on Instagram in support of all the anti-racism movements across the globe.
The message reads as:
“Today is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Sixty-one years ago today, the day police in South Africa killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration. I can’t help but reflect on the incredible young people around the world who have protested against racial injustice in the last year.
I believe today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. They’re already making huge strides towards positive change, and I cannot wait to see what else they’re able to achieve.
However, we all have an integral part to play. It’s no longer enough to talk about ending racism. Moreover, we need to follow through on what we have committed to and hold ourselves and others accountable.
We should all continue to push towards equality for future generations. We can always do more. How are you fighting for change? @unitednations #FightRacism”
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This is not the first time when Hamilton has echoed his support for movements related to racial injustice. Recently, he joined forces with all the activists and famous personalities while supporting the ‘Black lives Matter‘ movement.
Lewis Hamilton led F1’s pre-race demonstrations advocating equality in 2020
Lewis Hamilton has been quite phenomenal with his anti-racism acts over the past few years. In 2020, he led a pre-race demonstration held by F1 to promote equality. Besides, he recently pledged to keep pushing in his battle against racism.
Going by his belief, The British driver will take the knee before starting the season’s opening race at Bahrain. Even his recent contract with Mercedes involves both the parties’ joint commitment for greater diversity and inclusion in the sport.
Being the only Black driver in F1, Hamilton has continuously used the platform to raise his voice against racial injustice. Hence, his support of Irving’s post in similar regards must not come as a surprise to anyone.
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