Lewis Hamilton calls out ‘scapegoating of black players’ as Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka gets targeted after England’s 1-0 loss to Iceland

Bukayo Saka has been the subject of biased criticism by the English media on multiple occasions.

Lewis Hamilton calls out ‘scapegoating of black players’ as Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka gets targeted after England’s 1-0 loss to Iceland

Lewis Hamilton and Bukayo Saka (via IMAGO)

Seven-time F1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton has slammed the English Media for its biased blame towards black players and sportsmen. The England national football team lost to Iceland on Friday and the media as well as the critics were quick to target Bukayo Saka for their misery.

Bukayo Saka is an English football player who plays for Arsenal and the England National Football Team. Saka has been the subject of persistent backlash and criticism due to his black racial origin in games for club and country.

Lewis Hamilton spoke in support of Bukayo Saka after the latter was brutally bashed for his underperformance in the match against Iceland before the EURO Cup 2024. Hamilton called for an unbiased approach from the English media towards the team as a whole in the game of football rather than specific targeting of black players due to their racial origin.

We need to hold the English media accountable for systemically vilifying Black players. The constant scapegoating of Black players needs to stop. This endemic racial discrimination has no place in football, yet countless news outlets suggest otherwise.
Lewis Hamilton shared via his Instagram story

The 39-year-old has been a firm activist against racism and has spoken on the scrutiny of black people across the world on multiple occasions. The Mercedes driver is the only black driver in the history of Formula One and has advocated for equality throughout his years on the grid.

Toto Wolff reveals his conversation with Carlos Sainz regarding Mercedes seat

Mercedes Team Principal, Toto Wolff has revealed the explanation given to Ferrari driver, Carlos Sainz amidst talks of the Spaniard potentially driving for Mercedes in 2025. Sainz is currently without a team for the coming season, as the 29-year-old is set to be replaced by Lewis Hamilton at Ferrari.

Toto Wolff and Carlos Sainz...
Toto Wolff and Carlos Sainz (Via: imago)
We just want to concentrate on Andrea Kimi Antonelli. He is our future. We want to work for the young drivers. We also said that to Carlos. We haven’t made a decision yet. There are others that could also be of interest to us.
Toto Wolff told SkySports Deutschland

Mercedes has been in talks with young F2 sensation Andrea Kimi Antonelli, who is rumored to be a strong candidate for a drive with the Silver Arrows in the coming season. Toto Wolff has hence expressed the team’s desire to invest in their younger talents, even though a concrete decision is yet to be made.

Carlos Sainz has been in fine form this season and has ignited interest from many other teams on the grid. However, the three-time race winner still awaits an absolute decision regarding next year as he looks to perform to the best of his abilities during the ongoing 2024 season.

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