The German on Hamilton’s positions against Prime Minister Orban’s provision: “Embarrassing for a country that is part of the European Union to have to vote or have laws like this”
After the European football championship, Formula 1 is now the spokesperson for the general protest against Hungary. A little more than a month ago, a law promoted by the government of Viktor Orban was approved which forbids films and books with LGBT content for children under 18. This measure met the indignation of two F1 champions: Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. The Englishman spoke of “anti-LGBT” law , while the German used his clothing to send out a loud and clear message.
At the Thursday press conference, the Aston Martin driver showed off a pair of white shoes with the rainbow, the most famous symbol of the movement fighting for gay rights. On the track, however, Vettel used a predominantly silver helmet, with the same graphic motif and with the same bright colors. On the back, the words “Change the world”. A way to show his disappointment. His gesture recalls the decision of Manuel Neuer, goalkeeper of the German national team, who, during the match between Germany and Hungary, took the field wearing the captain’s armband always with the color of the rainbow.
Vettel explained his point of view on this sensitive issue: “It is not up to us to make the law, it is not our role, but I think it is our duty to express support for those affected by the provision”. Then he added the dose: “I find it embarrassing for a country that is part of the European Union to have to vote or have laws like this. We have had so many opportunities to learn in the past: everyone should be free to do what they want, love those they love, along the lines of live and let live. “
August 1, 2021 (change August 1, 2021 | 11:14)
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