Nelson Piquet’s racial slur against Lewis Hamilton rocks the sports world

Here’s a look at some of the most famous cases of racism in sports

In 2006, former Australian cricketer and commentary Dean Jones called South African cricketer Hashim Amla a ‘terrorist’

In 2017, Baseball player Yuli Gurriel was caught during the World Series making racist gestures at opponent  Yu Darvish, a Japanese

Germany’s cycling federation sporting director Patrick Moster was dismissed after he was heard shouting, ‘Get the camel drivers’, at Azzedine Lagab from Algeria and Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier from Eritrea in 2021

In the 2011-12 Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United Luis Suarez was accused of using racist language directed at Patrice Evra

At the World Gymnastics Championship in 2013, Italian gymnast Carlotta Ferlito after losing to Simone Biles said ‘I told Vanessa Ferrari that next time we should also paint our skin black so then we can win, too’

In 2010, Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr went on a racist and homophobic rant against Manny Pacquiao, his Filipino colleague

Canadian ice hockey player Jordan Subban, who is Black, alleged Jacob Panetta made ‘monkey gestures’ at him during a game between the Stingrays and Jacksonville Icemen in early 2022

Australian basketball player Liz Cambage allegedly  called her  Nigerian colleagues “monkeys” and told them to “go back to your (their)…  country.”

Fuzzy Zoeller will always be remembered for his racist comments against Tiger Woods in 1997. Zoeller said, “He’s doing quite well… tell him not to serve fried chicken next year.”

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