Hamilton Says He ‘Definitely Doesn’t Agree’ With Fans Booing Verstappen – WTF1

Hamilton Says He ‘Definitely Doesn’t Agree’ With Fans Booing Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton has condemned fans booing Max Verstappen following Silverstone qualifying, albeit suggesting that some are still feeling the “pain from last year” following Verstappen’s 2021 title win. 

You’d be forgiven if you mistakenly thought you were at a pantomime at the end of qualifying as there was quite a lot of booing heard when Verstappen stepped up to do his interview with Billy Monger on the pit straight.

Some fans have been booing Verstappen throughout at the track throughout this weekend and after Hamilton was booed by some of Verstappen’s fans at last years Dutch GP it is no surprise to many that Hamilton’s home crowd used their chance to be heard.

But as The Race reports, although Verstappen has already stated that he doesn’t really care about being booed by crowds, Hamilton did not agree with the British fans booing.

“I think we’re better than that,” Hamilton said when told of Verstappen getting booed. “I would say we don’t need to do booing.

“We’ve got such great fans, our sporting fans, they feel emotions up and down. But I definitely don’t agree with booing.

“I don’t think we need to do that. We should be here, pushing everybody. Doesn’t make any difference when you boo somebody – they’ve already made the mistake or whatever it is, so…

“But I really do appreciate the support that I have here. And maybe some of them are feeling the pain from last year, still.”

And Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff echoed Hamiltons words,

“I think we shouldn’t be seeing any booing in any sports,” said Wolff. “I think that’s unsportsmanlike.

“None of the drivers deserves any booing – whatever happened last year, whatever the competition is.”

Do you think booing drivers during a Grand Prix weekend is acceptable?

2 thoughts on “Hamilton Says He ‘Definitely Doesn’t Agree’ With Fans Booing Verstappen

  • ฬ๏ยtєг says:

    I have a lot of respect for Hamilton as a driver as he truly is one of the greatest of all time, but as a person he is a forked tongue instigator. Even in between his disapproval here he’s making little remarks that subtly insinuate that Max deserves to get booed.

    And in the interview after the race it wasn’t even subtle anymore with his unsolicited and underhanded dig at Verstappen, still trying to frame him for the crash last year (when it’s obvious that was his own fault). With that remark he is both exonerating the behavior of his own toxic fans and angering the toxic Max fans. He absolutely did that to keep pitching them against each other and to make sure he’ll get booed the next race in Austria even more than he would have otherwise, so he can play the victim again.

    He’s just feeding the trolls on both sides who are ruining the enjoyment for the majority of fans. A great champion like him doesn’t need underhanded tactics like that.

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