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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. 

Bad F1 ”fans” on social media,take a long look at yourselves

Posted in F1 with tags , , , on December 16, 2012 by James O'Connor

I joined twitter at the end of 2009,I obviously didn’t expect to meet so many great f1 fans over the last 3 years or so. It’s a fantastic place in the main and I highly recommend it if you haven’t joined in yet.

Until 2011,it was a great place for f1 fans to chat,and everyone would respect each others opinions. Also when another driver won that somebody didn’t support,the respect would be there and they would get congratulated.It was good to see.

In the last couple of years though,things really have changed now.

People have started joining,who are quite frankly a disgrace to this planet.

I’ve seen countless times in the last two years or so where fans of drivers have started wishing crashes on other drivers,some even going as far as saying they hope drivers die in a crash,or some other way.

Now,I ask these people,what if your driver crashed and could never race again? or if a family member of yours was seriously injured in a car accident? It’s simply shocking people are thinking this,never mind tweeting it.

Think about what could happen if your wish came true. You would feel guilty for the rest of your life. I ask you why do you think this? You really need help.

As well,people tweeting racist stuff about Lewis Hamilton are sick too. How dare you bring his skin color into it. 

So please,you may not like the personalty of a certain driver,but,respect every driver,no racist tweets,and don’t wish bad things on drivers.

They put their lives at risk for us each weekend to give us so many great moments and memories that would last a lifetime.

Please consider your actions,because they’re not right at all. Right now,you are not F1 fans,you are sick people.