“I’ve not saved anybody”- Lewis Hamilton claims that he is no unsung hero while asking about his stand on him not getting knighthood yet.
Lewis Hamilton long ago registered himself as one of the greatest athletes Britain has ever produced, his recent World Championship triumph is just luxury over his already decorated career.
With so many laurels in hamilton’s cabinet, many wonder why he hasn’t been granted knighthood yet. Tennis player Andy Murray, runner Mo Farah, cyclist Bradley Wiggins and cricketer Alastair Cook are all Sirs but Hamilton’s sole recognition so far is an MBE — awarded to hundreds of people a year — in 2008.
Though it has bee often remarked that Hamilton’s Monaco residency and his tax arrangements are frequently cited as factors in social media debate as is a lingering perception of Formula One as privileged and polluting.
Speaking on him being honoured with the knighthood to the Reuters, and has kept the title at a pedestal by saying that he is not an unsung hero to keep the honour with him.
“I think about people like my grandad who served in the war, I think about Sir Captain Tom (Moore),” he said, referring to the 100-year-old former soldier who raised more than 32 million pounds ($42.16 million) for Britain’s National Health Service.
“The people that are running hospitals, the nurses and doctors who are saving lives during the hardest time ever. I think about those unsung heroes and I don’t look at myself as an unsung hero. I’ve not saved anybody.”
Will continue voicing for racial equality
One thing which has strengthened the argument of Hamilton getting the knighthood is his recent support for racial equality and the Briton claims that he will keep doing it.
“This year I’ve been driven not just by my desire to win on the track, but by a desire to help push our sport, and our world to become more diverse and inclusive,” he said on social media after the race.
“I promise you I am not going to stop fighting for change. We have a long way to go but I will continue to push for equality within our sport, and within the greater world we live in.”