With Qatar F1 ready to rumble soon, Lewis Hamilton has said that it is necessary to speak out against inequality that persists in countries like Qatar. In Qatar, homosexuality is illegitimate and there is a lack of security for LGBTQI+ people. Many athletes have spoken up against the harsh labor policy and poor track record of Qatar which is going to host the FIFA World Cup next year.
I do feel that we're aware there are issues in these places that we're going to, as they're all around the world. But of course Qatar seems to be deemed as one of the worst in this part of the world. I do think as the sports go to these places, they are duty bound to raise awareness for these issues. These places need scrutiny from the media to speak about these things. Equal rights is a serious issue. Do I wish that more sportsmen and women spoke out on these issues? Yes. It's down to whether you decide to educate yourself and hold the sport more accountable and make sure the sport is actually doing something when they go to those places.