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Bruddene på menneskerettighederne vaskes væk med sport som vaskemiddel

Da Formel 1 afslørede Saudi-Arabien som nyt værtsland næste år, blev sporten atter ramt af anklager om at ignorere menneskerettigheder og hjælpe et autoritært regime med at fremstille sig selv i et positivt lys.

I 2019 boksede Andy Ruiz Jr. mod Joshua i Saudi-Arabien. Anthony Joshua stillede gerne op til foto sammen med sportsminister prins Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal. Foto: Andrew Couldridge/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix (FILES) In this file photo taken on December 27, 2011, a billboard bearing pictures of King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa (C), his son Crown Prince Sheikh Salman (R), and Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa (L) is seen through Bahraini Shiites protesting for the rights of employees who were dismissed from their jobs over pro-democracy protests, near the ministry of labour in Isa Town, south of the capital Manama. - Ten years ago, a wildfire of revolts in the Arab world touched off an unlikely series of events that swelled, then dashed many hopes, and irrevocably changed the region. In Bahrain, the only Gulf monarchy to experience mass protests, the uprising was put down with the help of Saudi Arabia, which preempted any revolutionary inclinations on its own soil with massive cash handouts. (Photo by - / AFP) Bahraini anti-government protesters carry national flags and signs during a quick protest against Sunday's Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, in Daih, Bahrain, Sunday, April 3, 2016. Small protests and burning of tires were reported in parts of the country, but protests against the race were stymied in many opposition areas by police checkpoints and constant patrols of police jeeps and armored vehicles. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali) Under optøjerne i Bahrain i 2011 blev Formel 1-løbet aflyst. Men allerede året efter var grandprixet tilbage, selv om der stadig var protester i landet. Foto: Hamad I Mohammed/AP

Lewis Hamilton var knap nok stået ud af sin Formel 1-racer, før han fik stukket en mikrofon for munden. Verdensmester for syvende gang. Hvad nu, lød spørgsmålet.

Han takkede alle dem, der skulle takkes, men til slut i talestrømmen berørte han et emne, der sikkert har fået direktørerne for Formel 1 til at krumme tæer...

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