In a video, former F1 world champion Nelson Piquet calls for the death of the new Brazilian president.
Nelson Piquet is once again controversial but changes his target. While he had already caused a scandal for having called Lewis Hamilton a “little nigger”, the former triple F1 world champion this time indulged in a nauseating comment on the election of Lula at the head of Brazil. Displayed support for Jair Bolsonaro, outgoing president beaten Sunday at the polls, the ex-pilot quite simply called for the death of the elected socialist in a video that has gone viral on social networks.
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“Let’s fire that son of a bitch from Lulahe launched during a demonstration contesting the results of the ballot. Lula over there, in the cemetery! » Enough to make the Brazilian justice react, which announced the opening of an investigation into him because the words of the man who is also the father-in-law of the current Formula 1 world champion, Max Verstappen, “stimulate the overthrow of the elected government, as well as the practice of violence against Lula da Silva”.
Brazilian justice opens an investigation
And the federal prosecution adds: “Nelson Piquet’s statements are not limited to simple expressions of opinion, but constitute a concrete form of incitement directed against the population. He is a person of public notoriety and should therefore know that his statements could potentially affect thousands of people. » The former Auriverde driver, F1 world champion in 1981, 1983 and 1987, is therefore expected by the police to testify.