I am shocked by this story about Spanish grand prix supporters unleashing racist insults upon Lewis Hamilton.
I don't pay much attention to the Grand Prix any more. I watched it out of boredom with my dad when I was a kid. But I have always admired Lewis Hamilton. He comes from the English town of Stevenage, which is where my parents currently live. I am not sure of Hamilton's exact background, but that town is a rough, poor place. It has one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in the country. Drug abuse and broken homes are rife. For Hamilton to make it as far as he has, coming from a place like that, is impressive, and his age makes it even more impressive to me.
The people who write on this racist website are cowards. They cannot admit to the fact that they hate Lewis Hamilton for irrational reasons, like the fact that he had a fallout with one of their favourites, and may beat another favourite to win the title. These reasons do sound pretty pathetic but that is what sport does to people.
Instead of admitting to their pettiness they grasp onto something that they can cling to: his race. I know Spanish people with darker skins than Hamilton. Just saying. But the race thing gives them a sense of power; it separates him clearly (at least visually) from other drivers.
However, in this instance it is difficult to understand their drawing of the race card. Hamilton is a talented driver. Racists usually try to link race to percieved inferiority, of intelligence or ability. In this instance they are using insulting racist words to describe someone who is succesful, talented, and may well win the Grand Prix title and become the youngest champion ever. They seem to be linking race to superiority instead of inferiority in this instance. Essentially they are saying that black people are superior to them. They really have kicked themselves in their own backsides with their logic of racism here.
The fact that they have resorted to racial insults in this case shows just how inferior they are feeling right now. There are levels that one shouldn't stoop to if one wants to project a certain level of intelligence and maturity.