Hamilton visits country of origin, Grenada

Thu, 7 February 2008, 01:26

Just days after the Spanish racism storm, Lewis Hamilton has travelled to the country of his paternal grandfather’s origin — Grenada.

The McLaren driver, taunted as a ‘puto negro’ (fucking black) and ‘negro de mierda’ (black shit) by spectators at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya last weekend, appeared in the Caribbean island nation to celebrate its 34th anniversary of independence from Britain, reports said.

He was greeted by Prime Minister Keith Mitchell and his grandfather’s relatives, according to the daily newspaper The Barbados Advocate.

“Grenadians are very proud of you. Everywhere people are excited about your visit,” PM Mitchell told Hamilton, whose biological mother is white, during a ceremony at the international airport.

Hamilton’s grandfather arrived in Britain in the 50s.

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