Former F1 bobo Bernie Ecclestone, in a response to the British newspaper Mail on Sunday, has attempted to refute the criticism he received last week for his previous statements.
After all, the 89-year-old Briton said in an interview with news channel CNN that black people are more often guilty of racism than white people. Formula One quickly distanced itself from Ecclestone and reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton condemned the “ignorant” statements.
“It is not my fault that I am white,” Ecclestone told the newspaper. “But I certainly have nothing against black people, on the contrary. I have always liked them. Over the years, I’ve met a lot of white people I couldn’t stand, but I’ve never met a black person I didn’t like. ”