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Lewis Hamilton Banned From Wearing Breonna Taylor T-Shirt During F1 Events

Lewis Hamilton Banned From Wearing Breonna Taylor T-Shirt During F1 Events

He can still don 'BLM' or 'END RACISM' T-shirts, but Lewis Hamilton has been banned from wearing Breonna Taylor clothing during all Formula One events.

The British F1 star made headlines a few weeks ago for wearing a shirt at the Tuscan Grand Prix bearing the words: "Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor".

26-year-old emergency technician Taylor was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police in her own home earlier this year.

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Lewis Hamilton takes a knee before the Tuscan Grand Prix. Credit: Instagram
Lewis Hamilton takes a knee before the Tuscan Grand Prix. Credit: Instagram

While most fans praised the six-time world champion, others took to social media to slam him for spreading police brutality and anti-racism messages before and after events.

And in the aftermath of the Tuscan Grand Prix - which Hamilton actually won - F1 officials announced that they were launching an investigation into the 35-year-old's actions.

Now it appears they've come to a decision.

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The International Motoring Federation (FIA) have slapped down new rules regarding "political or religious" messaging on clothing.

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The strict regulations from the sport's governing body state: "For the duration of the podium ceremony and post-race interview procedure, the drivers finishing in race in positions 1, 2, 3 must remain attired only in their driving suits, 'done up' to the neck, not opened to the waist.

"For the avoidance of doubt this includes a medical face mask or team branded face mask.

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"For the duration of the TV pen interviews and FIA post-race press conference, all drivers finishing must remain attired in their respective teams' uniform only."

Hamilton, who has continued to use his platform to spread anti-racism and police brutality messages, confirmed that he wouldn't stop campaigning for justice - despite F1's ruling.

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"People do talk about sport not being a place for politics," he said.

"Ultimately it's human rights issues and in my opinion that is something we should be pushing towards.

"Lots of rules have been written for me over the years and that hasn't stopped me."

Hamilton is on the brink of equalling Michael Schumacher's all-time record of 91 career wins as he and the rest of the drivers prepare for the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring this weekend.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: Formula One, Black Lives Matter, Racism, Lewis Hamilton, blm, F1, Australia

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