Red Bull condemns sexist, racial and homophobic abuse at the Red Bull Ring

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Red Bull has issued a statement condemning sexist, racial and homophobic abuse aimed at fans at the Red Bull Ring during the Austrian Grand Prix weekend.

Since Friday, there have been numerous reports of sexist, racial and homophobic abuse at the Austrian Grand Prix, coming mostly from fans of Max Verstappen, who have descended upon the Red Bull Ring in large numbers.

The abuse was mostly aimed at fans of Lewis Hamilton, and Mercedes revealed after the race that the team welcomed into their garage a female fan who has experienced sexual harassment at the track.

After the race, Red Bull – the owners of the Red Bull Ring – have finally issued a statement condemning this unacceptable behaviour.


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“Whilst we all enjoyed the passionate support of the majority of fans in Spielberg this weekend, we are shocked to hear that there have been incidents of completely unacceptable behaviour in the grandstands and the fan parks,” the statement said.

“We hope that security and the authorities deal with this swiftly. There is no place for it in racing or society as a whole.

“We value inclusion and want a safe space for fans to enjoy our sport,” Red Bull concluded.

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