F1’s Hamilton says slave trader’s statue should ‘stay in river’

first_imgFormula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said a slave trader’s statue that was torn down and dumped in a harbour during anti-racism protests should “stay in the river”.Hamilton, who is F1’s only black driver, was commenting after protesters in the British city of Bristol toppled the bronze statue of Edward Colston, who made his fortune in the slave trade. “If those people hadn’t taken down that statue, honouring a racist slave trader, it would never have been removed,” Hamilton wrote on Instagram.  “There’s talks of it going into a museum. That man’s statue should stay in the river just like the 20 thousand African souls who died on the journey here and thrown into the sea, with no burial or memorial.A #BLM protest in Bristol, U.K., has pulled down a statue of Edward Colston, a 17th-century slave trader, dragged it through the streets and thrown it in the river. pic.twitter.com/MxDGH05wuB— Alexander Quon (@AlexanderQuon) June 7, 2020″He stole them from their families, country and he must not be celebrated! It should be replaced with a memorial for those he sold, all those that lost their lives!!”Colston’s statue was pulled down during anti-racism protests triggered by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, during his arrest last month in Minneapolis. Government officials have called the statue’s removal a criminal act. But the action won some support, including from Bristol’s mayor, against a backdrop of public pressure to re-examine representations of Britain’s colonial past.Britain’s Hamilton, a six-time world champion, has been a vocal opponent of racial injustice, previously saying he was “overcome with rage” and criticising “white-dominated” Formula One for its silence over the Floyd incident. Topics :last_img read more

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UCL: Napoli good enough to stop Messi – Manolas

first_img Loading… “For his quality and football intelligence.” read also:Barca to start Messi, Suarez, Griezmann in attack against Napoli Napoli have some injury worries ahead of the tie and Manolas hopes to see Lorenzo Insigne back in time, before he confirmed he was ready to play. “The pressure is all on them,” he said. “I hope Insigne recovers. “I’m fine, the pain in my ribs has passed.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Greece international, Kostas Manolas, has claimed Napoli must stop Lionel Messi ‘as a team’ when the Partenopei travel to Barcelona on Saturday. The former Roma defender was on the scoresheet when the Giallorossi famously eliminated the Blaugrana from the competition in 2017-18, and he revealed Francesco Totti encouraged him to do it again. “I met Totti and he told me: ‘Courage Kostas, try again’,” Manolas told La Repubblica. And the former defender believes it’s possible to stop the Argentine talisman in Catalonia this weekend. “You stop Messi as a team, without fearing his talent,” the 29-year-old added. “In my opinion, he’s the best in the world.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentAir Pollution Is Rapidly Decreasing Thanks To COVID-19What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Actors That Started Their Careers On Soaps7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like Them6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?last_img read more

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Uzoho trains with Apoel teammates for the first time

first_img The Super Eagles goalkeeper suffered a ligament injury during his country’s international friendly outing against five-time world champions Brazil in Singapore back in October last year. Read Also: Messi excited as he trains under Koeman for first time (photos)The 21-year-old has missed Apoel’s two opening games of the 2020/2021 Cypriot First Division, a 2-2 draw with Karmiotissa and 3-0 loss to AEK Larnaca. He was also not available for the team’s 2-0 victory away to Gjilani in the UEFA Europa League.The latest development will no doubt be cheering news to Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser/Chief Coach Gernot Rohr, who will soon name his squad for the double-header international friendly against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia billed to hold on October 9 and 13 respectively in Austria.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Nigerian has been taking part in individual workout since arriving at the Cypriot outfit on a three-year deal from Spanish second division club Deportivo La Coruna.Apoel uploaded a picture of the Nigeria in a group picture with his teammates on the club’s verified Instagram page with a caption, “Winners in a “controversial“ tournament.” Loading… center_img Nigeria international Francis Uzoho has taken a giant step towards his recovery from injury after completing his first training session with his Apoel FC teammates since joining the Cyprus club two months ago, Sportinglife.ng reports.Advertisement Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth6 Most Handsome Indian ActorsThe Most Beautiful Middle Eastern ActressesThe World’s Most Desirable Fruit – Pink Pineapple8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?last_img read more

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