Lewis Hamilton says society is
Lewis Hamilton says society is “nonetheless within the stone age” relating to points equivalent to ladies’s pay rights and racial equality in sport.
Hamilton was responding to the Forbes listing of best-paid sportspeople, which had no ladies within the high 100.
The Mercedes driver mentioned: “It exhibits you ways behind we’re on the earth. There isn’t any purpose why a girl shouldn’t be capable of earn what males earn.”
4-time world champion Hamilton, 33, is 12th in the latest Forbes list.
Hamilton used the instance of tennis participant Serena Williams’ wrestle for consultant pay and equal remedy.
Williams, 36, had been 51st on the 2017 Forbes listing however, having not performed a lot prior to now 12 months due to being pregnant and the start of her first baby, didn’t earn sufficient to make the rankings in 2018.
Hamilton mentioned: “Serena is within the high three of the best athletes of all time, above lots of, if not all, the folks on that listing, so it’s a large query.
“Ladies rule the world. I do not perceive. It simply exhibits you we’re nonetheless within the stone age. That should change. When will it change? I do not know.”
Hamilton, who’s of Afro-Caribbean descent, additionally made a reference to the struggles of black athletes to earn the identical quantity by way of endorsements as their white rivals.
“Serena has already spoken of how troublesome it’s,” he mentioned. “She has been up in opposition to Maria Sharapova and he or she had extra outcomes than Maria however Maria – and never simply her however notably white gamers she was taking part in in opposition to – had been incomes extra money than her. But her outcomes had been larger.
“That’s nonetheless the struggle we’ve got in society right now. It will take a while to vary it.”