In the round-up: Lewis Hamilton has offered his “deepest apologies” for a social media post in which he complained about his nephew’s choice of Christmas present.
Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and more:
Oh dear Lewis. You’ve just opened a can of worms… pic.twitter.com/fpsiNeOZrd
— who tf is nelson piquet (@JustNabz) December 25, 2017
Please tell me @LewisHamilton subsequently posted a video in which he tells the child "I was joking, you're free to choose and enjoy whatever Christmas present you like without been ridiculed by an adult in front of millions of people on social media".https://t.co/TU99EgDqsU
“Yesterday I was playing around with my nephew and realised that my words were inappropriate so I removed the post. I meant no harm and did not mean to offend anyone at all. I love that my nephew feels free to express himself as we all should.
“My deepest apologies for my behaviour as I realise it is really not acceptable for anyone, no matter where you are from, to marginalise or stereotype anyone.
“I have always been in support of anyone living their life exactly how they wish and I hope I can be forgiven for this lapse in judgement.”
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