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#1 BalazsF1

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:00

Lewis said to BBC FIA mistreated him because he is black. I like him, but that was one of the worst comment I have ever heard from him.

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#2 Massa

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:01

He was joking. But his comment is very silly, like his race.

Edited by Massa, 29 May 2011 - 15:01.


#3 johnwilliamdavies

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:01

It was obviously a joke. Misrepresent if you wish.

#4 Jambo

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:01

He was joking and made it obvious it was but it was a very ill judged comment.

Ummm Massa you may want to reword that....

Edited by Jambo, 29 May 2011 - 15:02.


#5 Jaybee

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:02

I hope that he gets slapped down hard for that extremely stupid comment. He is better treated than many drivers, how many times has he escaped justifiable penalties in the past?

#6 zold

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:02

shitstorm a brewin'

#7 topical

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:02

Bringing the sport into disrepute? A 1-2 race ban on the way?

Edited by topical, 29 May 2011 - 15:03.


#8 JamesRaynor

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:03

Hamo cracking under the pressure of Vettel's victorious finger.

#9 Risil

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:03

That was a joke, he realised what he'd said just afterwards and immediately explained he was quoting Ali G. Nonetheless when he said he was being victimised by the stewards, he meant it. :well:

#10 tarmac

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:03

Lewis thinks he is GOD

Cold awakening

#11 phil1993

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:04

F1 Fans.

Not taking a joke since 1950.

#12 velgajski1

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:04

So, Lewis has one bad race and this place explodes with new threads? And even his race wasn't that bad, he made some places, did some really good overtakes and some not so good.

#13 The Kanisteri

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:04

He was joking. But his comment is very silly, like his race.


Is that racist comment by you?;)

#14 Kvothe

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:04

Even as a joke, the race card should not be used otherwise it devalues what it means and for those whose race really is an issue.

#15 sephiroth

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:04

Pretty sure that the topic of the thread is different from the others. One is about his driving, one about his lying, one about his playing the race card.

And then there is one circle jerk for his fans. And I guess the LOTR also.

#16 froggy22

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:04

can of worms, open

#17 Checobayashi

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:04

F1 Fans.

Not taking a joke since 1950.


haha true

#18 ViMaMo

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:05

Hamo cracking under the pressure of Vettel's victorious finger.


Best comment so far.

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So its okay for him to joke about his blackness ?? Shut up Lewis.

Edited by ViMaMo, 29 May 2011 - 15:06.


#19 MinT

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:05

F1 Fans.

Not taking a joke since 1950.


Not really the safest topic to make a "joke" out of ??

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#20 Hole

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:05

The black thing was clearly a joke, but I think after all the mess he brought to the race I think it is not the right time to make that kind of jokes IMO.

#21 phil1993

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:05

Yeah, Lewis was pissed but he was joking about the racism and its good to see people mouthing off rather than being PR friendly idiots.

#22 peroa

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:06

Judging by the massive responses and multiple threads I would guess that he is right with his comment.

#23 RedBaron

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:06

F1 Fans.

Not taking a joke since 1950.


I just want to read in the papers and news about the racin or at least F1 related disputes. I don't want to read this headline's about racism in Formula 1.

#24 pacificquay

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:06

He was joking. But his comment is very silly, like his race.



God, that is the most racist thing I've read on here for a long time.

#25 SCUDmissile

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:07

joke or not, he really shouldnt say that.remember alonso last year after valencia?

same thing.

#26 Les

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:07

The Ali G thing might have been a joke but it was really stupid and journalists are going to pick up on it and print it as if he meant it.

Also there are about three threads on the same theme can these be merged please?

Edited by Les, 29 May 2011 - 15:08.


#27 ForzaGTR

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:07

Would this issue be so big if Lewis wasn't black?

#28 Jambo

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:08

God, that is the most racist thing I've read on here for a long time.


Am pretty sure he was talking about his race today at Monaco.

#29 Diablobb81

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:08

Judging by the massive responses and multiple threads I would guess that he is right with his comment.


He had a horible race and he plays the victim card with FIA and the other drivers.

He blamed FIA, Schumi, Toro Rosso, Massa in the last week although it was all his fault.

Maybe he should just grow up.

Edited by Diablobb81, 29 May 2011 - 15:09.


#30 Sausage

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:09

What's funny about racism? FIA has done a whole campaign to beat the crap out of those silly fans who lambasted him in Spain. It's not funny at all, even if put as a joke.

#31 F1ultimate

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:09

How many troll baiting flame igniting Lewis threads do we need?

#32 se7en_24

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:10

I'm amazed how dumb people are, someone says a famous catch phrase and all hell breaks loose. Get a grip. :lol:

#33 sephiroth

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:11

How can he claim it was a joke if he was seriously angry. Either he is not angry and this is not really playing the race card, or he is pissed off and playing the race card.

#34 sheepgobba

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:12

What's funny about racism? FIA has done a whole campaign to beat the crap out of those silly fans who lambasted him in Spain. It's not funny at all, even if put as a joke.


This :up:

Racism is no joking matter, and the FIA must take this seriously if they are lamenting the racism campaign. A fine at max.

#35 Boxerevo

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:12

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This. :D

#36 ViMaMo

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:12

I dont care if he is black or white or yellow, he is a fantastic driver and he shouldnt be making shitty comments like these. Lewis in F1 :up: :up: :up: but STFU man.

Edited by ViMaMo, 29 May 2011 - 15:14.


#37 MightyMoose

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:13

It's not the fact he said it in a joking way, it's the timing of it. He's just driven like a complete tool, is clearly frustrated & then comes out with a statement that in the right setting/context could be funny but at that exact moment is just infantile.

He does need to mature and stop thinking about his "worldwide persona" and concentrate on what makes him probably the naturally fastest guy out there.

All he's done is allow the clearly racist people out there to claim "oh we're just joking around, just like you were when interviewed at monaco".


#38 MinT

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:14

Luckily (?) his 2nd comment may have drowned out the 1st - where he very kindlt slagged off his fellow drivers.

#39 kensaundm31

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:14

F1 Fans.

Not taking a joke since 1950.


:cat:


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#40 The Kanisteri

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:14

God, that is the most racist thing I've read on here for a long time.


Sowwy, I didn't meant that as offensive! :lol:

#41 SimMaker

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:16

The Ali G thing might have been a joke but it was really stupid and journalists are going to pick up on it and print it as if he meant it.

Also there are about three threads on the same theme can these be merged please?


Looking at it objectively which I hope I can do.

1. Lewis is really pissed off.
2. He absolutley can't see anything wrong with his own driving (this may change when he reviews race)
3. As he can't see a reason (as he sees it) for punishment of his drive, he lashes out with a "I don't know, maybe its becasue I am black"...which he instantly regretted and so added the Ali G comment.

I keep thinking of an old phrase. "Many a true word said in jest". So I wonder if Lewis begins to believe it for real.



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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:16

Luckily (?) his 2nd comment may have drowned out the 1st - where he very kindlt slagged off his fellow drivers.


Called them a friggin joke! :lol:


#43 SNiko

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:17

I dont care if he is black or white or yellow, he is a fantastic driver and he shouldnt be making shitty comments.


I don't care what he is doing and which comments he is making. He gains maximum possible result for McLaren, and I'm happy with that.

#44 Timstr11

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:18

What's the big deal.
Hamilton is regularly being ridiculed with ape sounds and other racist stuff.
Let's not make a big hoopla about what was clearly a cynical remark in which he literally mentioned "Ali G".

#45 Birelman

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:18

Lewis blames <INSERT CHOICE HERE> that's something new!!

Lewis drove like an idiot today, if he watches the replays he will get to understand this. :down:

#46 VresiBerba

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:19

That was a joke, he realised what he'd said just afterwards and immediately explained he was quoting Ali G. Nonetheless when he said he was being victimised by the stewards, he meant it. :well:

Still, playing the black-card, even just for fun, is just not on.

#47 VresiBerba

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:21

Judging by the massive responses and multiple threads I would guess that he is right with his comment.

He's actually dead wrong. It was a stupid thing to say, end of story.

#48 Group B

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:21

Called them a friggin joke! :lol:

That's a shame, if true; I thought he'd grown out of that sort of attitude. :well:

#49 harrows

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:22

http://news.bbc.co.u...ne/13590330.stm

#50 VresiBerba

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 15:22

Would this issue be so big if Lewis wasn't black?

Do you think he would have said what he did if he wasn't :drunk: