Lewis Hamilton is arguably the best racer in the world right now. But his antics have often come under the scanner. This time from Michael Schumacher Fans.
According to AU News, the head of Schumacher’s Fan club lashed out at Hamilton, earlier this week, for his offensive comments about the “beleaguered Formula 1 legend.”
Considering Schumacher’s current situation, Reiner Ferling said: “Hamilton should probably switch on his brain before he talks.”
“He should learn about what Michael achieved. I just say, pride comes before a fall,” added Ferling.
A German Tabloid, Kolner Express, has filed reports quoting the British Racer as saying, “I’ve never done the things that Michael did to win my titles, I won mine with my natural abilities only.” The new triple World Champion, Hamilton’s own version of comparison with the Formula One racer, Schumacher, has not gone down well with the Fans.
The AU News in their article quoted, “Hamilton may have been referring to divided opinions about Schumacher’s wheel-to-wheel tactics, or rumors of favoritism within Ferrari and tire supplier Bridgestone.”
On realizing his mistake, Hamilton didn’t lose much time to defend himself and took to his Instagram account on Saturday to reject the story. Hamilton’s Instagram account carried the following post.
“To all the Michael Schumacher fans, I want you to know how big a fan and admirer of Michael I am,” Hamilton captioned the post.
“I grew up watching him from the early days through to his seventh title. He was and is the greatest of our time and I am hugely proud and grateful to have met him and spent even the littlest time with. He was always kind to me.”
“Please do not believe all that you read. I would never wish to disrespect him nor his family and I hold them in the highest regard.
“He was and is the greatest of our time and I am hugely proud and grateful to have met him and spent even the littlest time with. He was always kind to me,” Hamilton added.
“I keep him in my prayers as a fellow driver wishing for his recovery.”
Schumacher is still recovering from numerous injuries suffered in the horrific skiing incident in the French Alps in December, 2013. The 46-year-old legend is still on an induced coma for nearly 190 days now.