Due to the Coronavirus, Formula 1 was forced to delay the start of their season.
On Sunday, the season began in Austria, where superstar Lewis Hamilton is looking to win his fourth-straight championship. Hamilton is the sport’s only black driver and ever since the protests began in the United States, Hamilton has been speaking up about racism.
Prior to today’s race, many drivers could be seen sporting “End Racism” shirts, while Hamilton’s tee read, “Black Lives Matter.”
Then, 14 of the 20 drivers decided to kneel during the National Anthem as a way to protest against racism.
Social media had mixed reactions to this:
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