Vinicius Jr (22 years old) denounced the racism he has to hear in stadiums, stating that “racism is normal in LaLiga” and criticizing those responsible for the competitions for not acting effectively enough against the problem.
What happened caused a wave of reactions, both in Spain and abroad.
“It is devastating to think that in 2023 we still have to see and hear these things,” Hamilton said in an intervention before the press before the Monaco F1 Grand Prix, which takes place this weekend.
“It brings me emotions, from things that I have experienced, either in the United Kingdom or when I was racing in Italy, France or Spain,” he said. “The things that people say can be very hurtful. I think he has been incredibly brave,” she said, alluding to Vinicius.
Hamilton himself has shown his support for the fight against racism on numerous occasions and has become a symbol of this cause in the world of sport.