Six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton donned a T-shirt protesting against police brutality in Nigeria for a pre-race television interview at the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday.
Hamilton took to his Twitter account with 5.9 million followers to help raise awareness for the campaign and seek justice for victims of said brutality.
Speaking later, Hamilton described the recent happenings as a ‘human rights crisis.
“I’ve got to show this,” Hamilton, Formula One’s only Black driver, told Sky Sports as he revealed a green T-shirt with #EndSARS written on it at the end of the off-grid interview.
We all have a responsibility to educate ourselves and raise awareness of the tragedies happening in the world around us and take action where we can. The recent events in Nigeria are a human rights crisis.
Hit the link to find out more #EndSARS 👉🏾 https://t.co/AtCcDo6dFn pic.twitter.com/VDGK3Cp1c7
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) October 25, 2020
Interestingly, the Briton set a record 92 Formula 1 race wins, after sealing victory at the Portuguese Grand Prix, upstaging German great, Micheal Schumacher on Sunday.
However, he reverted to his usual ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-shirt for the officially-sanctioned pre-race anti-racism gesture on the starting grid.