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Verstappen says Piquet not racist but needs to learn lesson about language

Max Verstappen says Nelson Piquet is not a racist but needs to learn not to use language that can be offensive to anyone, regardless of race. Piquet was widely criticized for using a racially-offensive term when referencing Lewis Hamilton on a Brazilian podcast, and has since been banned from the Formula 1 paddock. Piquet was discussing Hamilton’s collision with Verstappen at Silverstone last year, and the Red Bull driver — who is dating Piquet’s daughter Kelly — says it’s a word that shouldn’t be used if it can be in any way offensive, even if the triple world champion claims it was unintentional. “Everyone is against racism, it’s very straight,” Verstappen said....
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