Today: It’s because i’m black

29 May

Monaco GP.

The most exciting queue of traffic on the calender. Not known for it’s overtaking todays race quite certainly broke the mould.

Safety cars, a red flag, race restart and drive through penalties. Some people seem more hard done by than others.

Lewis Hamilton made the mistake of running on the inside of people whilst others had the racing line, causing an avoidable accident (twice) which then led to the retirement of the 2 drivers.

Now, i know Lewis Hamilton is such a sore loser, i have made fun of this fact several times because he really is like a child who has had his ice cream taken from him. However i think his ‘jokes’ went a bit too far this time.

He hasn’t had a good weekend. He got a penalty for cutting the chicane and demoted to 9th in qualifying, i’m surprised he didn’t complain about the track not being straight enough, then he tried to take himself through the inside of the slowest corner of the track alongside Massa, and ended up colliding. Massa then seemed to throw his toys out the box and get all out of shape and drag himself along the wall.

He had it coming! He was a naughty boy and he deserves every penalty he gets. In his frustrations he then blames the team for calling him in and just not being ready…

Martin Brundel hits it perfectly;

“With Lewis, it’s always someone else’s fault”

But today he seems to be afflicted by the stewards so much that he has to be arrogant enough to say “i dunno, maybe it’s cuz i’m black“. Horrendous things to  say – he did say “that’s what Ali-G says” but does that really allow him to say things like that? Granted this thing has probably been blown right out of the water, but he should be aware that he is a hero to alot of people.

Tact Lewis. We get you’re mad, but maybe you should have just downed a few Tequila shots like the rest of us, instead of slyly suggesting the FIA are racist…

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9 Responses to “Today: It’s because i’m black”

  1. Dave Lemon 29/05/2011 at 16:18 #

    I hope you’re not omitting the ‘like Ali G says’ on purpose.

    …because the context is hugely important. Those few words illustrate that the comment was not at all serious.

    • harriparf 29/05/2011 at 16:26 #

      It has been ammended, and i did write you a long reply but it seems worpress hates me today!

      I was just trying to say that he should have thought before opening his mouth.

  2. f1brother 29/05/2011 at 16:32 #

    Absolute garbage.We have access to the BBC video here in the UK so stop making a fool of yourself. He said it in jest! You may have something against the fellow but there’s no need to twist his words out of context

    • harriparf 29/05/2011 at 16:42 #

      Funnily enough i was watching the BBC coverage a well. In Jest maybe, but he was in a foul foul mood (which he always his when he has had a bad race.. which today was) and he didn’t crack a tiny smile till he said the Ali-G thing.

      This is the point i’m making, people will blow it out the water, meaning that all those that look up to him will be confused as to why he said that. There are plenty more jokes he could have made. So please stop making a fool out of yourself as i am posting MY opinion here. the words are not out of context. He was asked “Why do you think that the stewards seem to pick on you” or something like that, and he replied with other things then said that. I’m sorry if you think i have made a fool out of myself, I personally think HE made a fool out of himself.

      • Dave Lemon 29/05/2011 at 16:54 #

        but the important thing was that he did laugh when he said that. It will be blown out of proportion… by people like you who will take any opportunity to take a dig.

        you can deny you’re taking his words out of context but your words undermine that.

        “Tact Lewis. We get you’re mad, but maybe you should have just downed a few Tequila shots like the rest of us, instead of slyly suggesting the FIA are racist…”

        the implication being that he was serious in his comments.

      • harriparf 29/05/2011 at 16:58 #

        serious or not. He should not have said it! He will regret saying it in the morning. Because people like me will feel let down by someone i actually respect. I don’t like Lewis Hamilton, but i respect him. At least i did.

  3. James Wilson 29/05/2011 at 16:48 #

    Harri I just posted my own view of it on my website. One quote from it is this:

    “My view is that it was a reckless comment that was always going act as bait to his critics, and that is exactly what has happened. But the fact he also said “as Ali G would say” really should have made light of the situation. If he’d have made the same joke whilst not being so angry and hot headed, people may have taken that with a pinch of salt.”

    http://www.enterf1.com/f1/Because-Im-black-What-do-you-think-of-Lewiss-post-race-rant.asp

    • harriparf 29/05/2011 at 16:52 #

      the hot headed nature of the outburst was why i think he should have used more tact, as i said also, he is a hero to alot of people, he needed to pause for longer and think before he said any of it in my opinion. But i do agree with your view – and good post!

    • Charlie 29/05/2011 at 17:42 #

      I think youl find ali g said “IS IT CAUSE I IS BLACK?”

      Not “i dunno, maybe it’s cuz i’m black“

      If hes going to quote his source, he might aswell do it properly, thereby not causing so much controversy..

      If hed directly quoted, it would have been more obvious it was a joke, and couldnt so easily be ambiguous, as it is now.

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