F1 driver dumps sponsor after tweet following Donald Trump’s victory

Sergio Perez of Mexico and Force India walks into the paddock before final practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Singapore at Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 17, 2016 in Singapore. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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F1 driver Sergio Perez has dumped a sponsor in the wake of Donald Trump's shock win in the U.S. election.

As the world digested the surprise news that Trump had beaten Hillary Clinton to the White House, the sunglasses company Hawkers made a joke in Spanish on Twitter.

“Mexicans, put these glasses on so people don't see your swelling eyes when the wall is being built in the morning,” the message from Hawkers Mexico read.

Trump has famously promised to build a “beautiful wall” on the U.S.-Mexican border and make the Mexican people pay for it.

Mexican driver Perez, whose name has just been put on a special edition of Hawkers glasses, did not see the joke.

“What a bad comment,” he said on Twitter. “Today I finish my relationship with Hawkers MX. I will never let anyone mock my country.”

Hawkers MX apologized for the tweet.