F1 » Webber slates F1's lack of 'conscience' over Bahrain


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I am in full agreement with Mark Webber that sport is not above having a social conscience. As a long-standing fan of F1 I have struggled to accept the races going to China and Turkey but this attempt to ignore the suffering of the Bahraini people is a step I cannot ignore. To run the race would give support to the regime in Bahrain which is clearly seeking to eliminate protest and dissent through violence and intimidation against a largely unarmed and peaceful opposition. Yesterday, a spokesman for the government said that "sport transcends politics". In some cases this is true but sport should never ignore oppression and suffering. If this race takes place I, personally, will boycott it and will no longer consider buying F1 merchandise or attending any future Grand Prix. It is time to stand beside the people of Bahrain against tyranny,persecution, and the politics of power and wealth. I ask that all readers of these comments follow suit and I encourage Mark Webber to vote with his fe



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