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Hamilton 'appalled' by UK government's handling of COVID-19

  • Published on 08 Jun 2020 13:43
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Lewis Hamilton states he is “appaled” by the United Kingdom government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over 287,000 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, who has the second-highest number of worldwide deaths at over 40,600. 

Six-time world champion Hamilton criticised the lack of testing that took place with international arrivals, stating the borders should have been shut “two months ago”.

“I'm appalled at the UK government on how they have handled covid. You should have closed the boarders [sic] two months ago,” Hamilton wrote on Instagram.

“How you can let people fly in from countries without being tested is baffling. You could have saved thousands of lives. We need better leaders!”

Hamilton has been vocal in the last week over the Black Lives Matter protests that have been occurring worldwide following the death of George Floyd.


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Late last week, a statue in Bristol of slave trader Edward Colston was pulled down and thrown into the river - where Hamilton believes it should remain.

“[I'm] watching the news today regarding the statue torn down yesterday! If those people hadn’t taken down that statue, honouring a racist slave trader, it would never have been removed,” he said.

“There’s talks of it going into a museum. That man’s statue should stay in the river just like the 20 thousand African souls who died on the journey here and thrown into the sea, with no burial or memorial.

“He stole them from their families, country and he must not be celebrated! It should be replaced with a memorial for all those he sold, all those that lost their lives!”

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  • Wow! I had no idea Hammy sat on such a deep expertise in how a viral outbreak should be handled!

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    • Jun 8 2020 - 14:08
    • Snooky

      Posts: 55

      Really has become a jack of all trades has Hamilton!

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      • Jun 8 2020 - 20:25
  • JuJuHound

    Posts: 293

    Lewis is very active online nowadays with main worldwide topics, it seems he can't wait the season to start and moves his energy online

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    • Jun 8 2020 - 14:30
  • Mansell

    Posts: 102

    Doesn't live or pay tax here,

    Should stick to what he knows best driving and shut up

    • + 3
    • Jun 8 2020 - 20:23
  • siggy74

    Posts: 162

    The horse had already bolted.... As some cases point to the virus being, in France & the UK at the end of November...
    Then as we know, It didn't stop Some from travelling to Australia.... to drive a car, in March...


    Some of us that have been bullied in our lives, for being different.... See life in a different way..

    But It now seems alright for some to defend Thuggery, Vandalism.. and destruction of our pasts. Let alone Moan about the governments lack of testing. While supporting Marches, in breach of the social distancing rules..... second waves on way ;p

    I am appalled at this effort to destroy the things, that were part of the past.. And to even justify defacing a statue of Winston Churchill... is beyond belief..

    What next Lewis, should we remove all items relating to Hitler, and the genocide camps..... for people that were different...

    Somethings need to remain, to remind people of the evils, that should never be repeated. We can only change the future. we cannot erase the past..

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    • Jun 9 2020 - 23:41

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