“I saw after the US Open”- Daniel Ricciardo on how he got inspired by Naomi Osaka before wearing a mask scribbled equality over it.
Daniel Ricciardo before the FP1 on Friday appeared wearing a mask written equality on it, showing solidarity support to anti-racism movement across the globe.
Ricciardo later confirmed that his move was somewhat inspired by Naomi Osaka, as the Japanese Tennis star did a similar thing before registering her triumph in the US Open, scribbling the name of victims of racial injustices on different masks.
First shoutout goes to @naomiosaka for beasting at the #USOpen2020 all while repping for black lives and bringing that athlete activism we love to see #BLM #ServingLooks #ServingWins pic.twitter.com/Im4dNuippz
— Down In The Basement (@WeTheBasement) September 22, 2020
“I saw after the US Open, was it Naomi? I saw what she’d done with her face mask and I was like this is a very strong voice for us, it is prime real estate,” began Ricciardo.