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Chinese Accuse F1 Driver Lewis Hamilton Of Sexist Bullying Following Champagne Stunt

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 16 / 15

F1 champion LEWIS HAMILTON "is facing demands that he be banned from returning to China" after his "bullying" and "sexist" celebration of his victory in the country’s grand prix on Sunday, according to Lewis & Eason of the LONDON TIMES. The British driver "aimed champagne into the face...

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