Care to expand on both of those?However, unlike many of the others, he has experienced breaking through a glass ceiling of prejudice. He started doing it when he was five. He’s also persuaded the Board of two global mega-brands that there is an issue and he’s done so on the back of his own experience.
He has stated several times he doesn't support the political movement, but the human rights side:
“But I think the people that are out at rallies, the people out there marching, are fighting for one cause and that’s for the equality. It’s not a political thing, necessarily.
“When I went to London, that’s what we were out there doing.
“When I wear this shirt, when I speak out, that’s what I’m supporting.
“I’m not supporting, necessarily, the political movements, that’s something completely different.
“So I think it’s important to try and keep them separate.”
I take it you have never campaigned and/or voted for or against something.
Pretty much my view. But to add, I know two people who have met Hamilton this year who say he is great company. Very interested in them and in no way up his own arrse.
As for the BLM thing, on the face of it, he’s no different from all of the other global virtue signalling sportsmen and women, politicians, media personalities, coppers etc etc who have taken the knee. However, unlike many of the others, he has experienced breaking through a glass ceiling of prejudice. He started doing it when he was five. He’s also persuaded the Board of two global mega-brands that there is an issue and he’s done so on the back of his own experience. And founded two organisations to fight inequality. He’s not signalling.
I also doubt he is naive about BLM; he’s way to bright. I think he sees them as a vehicle to build his own position as a driver of change. He could hardly not be involved, not when every Premier League soccer player takes the knee. And I couldn’t give a shit his tattoos; his generation has tats.
I don’t think we’ve seen anything like the peak of Lewis Hamilton as a sportsman. He’s just hitting his peak. But I also think his post racing career will be fascinating to watch.
And no, I don’t have an engorged rocket either. But equally, I don’t have 44 in my avatar!!!
So you gave a watch enthusiast access to your valuable watch collection in the event of your death. Do you not feel this is tempting him into pushing you off Beachy Head next time you visit?
That part of this collection:Funnily enough he lives within 20mins of Beachy head.
Hes already had accsess to it. I gave him a choice of a few watches for his 21st Birthday gift. He picked a very nice Omega Seamaster.
I do however trust him implicitly.
That part of this collection:
'He seemed like such a quiet lad.'
'He's never done anything like this before.'
'He's always been devoted to his mother'.
I've got a watch thanks. But boot size. Just in case'
I refer you to the second part of the sentence.On what grounds do you suspect that Hamilton would refuse a Knighthood? Other than prejudice?
He’s immensely proud of his British nationality and culture and has often said so in public. Recently “I’m so proud to represent the British flag around the world” and “the greatest honour an athlete gets is to stand and lift the flag of their nation”. He always pays tribute to the team around him and those that have got him to where he is. If you’ve ever seen him receive an award, he’s immensely humble.
FFS what does he have to do? We’ve knighted Murray for being the 66th= greatest tennis player of all time. We’ve knighted Farrar despite his direct connection with a known drug cheat coach and never being the best in the world. We’ve knighted Cook for being the fifth highest test batter ever. Fourteen England cricketers have been knighted. Seven British sailors. But only two British racing drivers, despite Britain being the dominant force in F1.
In terms of results, Lewis Hamilton is the greatest racing driver there has ever been. No other British sportsman has held that status in their sport. And you don’t want him to be honoured in case he gives it back?
No I don't owe you a tenner.
Ahh yes but what I had failed to mention are my enhanced security features like 50kg of short haired German pointer. Who even barks at the LHCO if she goes too near that particular safe.