Verstappen hopes social media will filter out hateful comments soon
Sep.9 - World champion Max Verstappen has called for social media companies to clamp down against online "hate".
"I would like to ask them 'What does your brain look like?' Just do an MRI scan and see what's wrong there."
Even Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, who questioned the circumstances surrounding Tsunoda's retirement, said the "hate speech" directed at Schmitz was too much.
"We fight hard on the track but we also have respect for our competitors," he insisted.
Championship leader Verstappen, however, goes even further - insisting that social media companies like Twitter should think about censoring the most hateful commentary.
"That people think of something like this is too crazy for words," said the Red Bull driver.
"Actually, we shouldn't give it too much attention because those people don't deserve that. Hate happens in every area, not just in Formula 1, but it shouldn't happen. Hopefully in a few years it will no longer be possible to send these kinds of messages."
"Social media is something positive in itself, but there are also negative sides to it. This will remain a problem as long as everything remains open and everyone can say what they want. I think the social media companies can do more about it themselves. We can't change that, we're not in charge of that, but they definitely can work something out."
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