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No place in the F1 community for fans who boo or hate drivers

Posted in F1 with tags , , on June 20, 2013 by James O'Connor

In the last year or so, the lack of respect towards drivers has been alarming. Some people on social media have come out with the most sick things.

Examples

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Why it’s not acceptable and makes me angry

There is plenty more examples of this kind of vile rubbish on social media and maybe the booing is even happening at other tracks. Let’s see what they do at Silverstone.

What happened in Montreal was disgusting and unacceptable and at the BBC forum at the British GP last year.

You don’t have to like a driver, but at least you should  show respect to them (I don’t like the things Alonso says, but I respect him because he is very talented).

The booing Vettel got after he was announced to the crowd was shameful, and then they started chanting Alonso’s name while he was talking. Then the comments on social media from people praising the booing is just not right and made me very very angry indeed. 

The lack of respect for Vettel (especially) and other drivers is just shocking.

Every fan base will always have a few idiots, but in the last few years, more F1 fans have turned into those football fans who say the most vile things as shown above.  

We are truly lucky to witness this special era of formula one with four incredibly talented drivers who would have been mega in any era. Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen.

We also have multiple grand prix winners in Nico Rosberg, Mark Webber, Jenson Button (JB a WDC as well of course) and Felipe Massa. 

What if you said you wanted the driver you hate to crash and the driver then died?

What if someone said to you that you were a cancer on the world?

What if someone called you a c*** and a a n*zi? Have a big, long think about that.

People who say these things are not F1 fans and should be ashamed of themselves. You will never be welcome in the F1 community.