Mexican F1 driver drops sponsor for controversial comment on Donald Trump
Mexican F1 driver Sergio Perez announced on Twitter that he will drop sunglasses brand Hawkers as a sponsor regarding a tweet about President-elect Donald Trump.
Hawkers promoted a pair of sunglasses for customers in Mexico to cover their “crying eyes tomorrow when you are building the wall.”
Perez responded on Twitter by writing that it was a really bad comment and “Today I will end my relationship with Hawkers. I will never let anyone make fun of my country.”
— Sergio Pérez (@SChecoPerez) November 9, 2016
Trump was elected president by defeating Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Tuesday night's election. Trump has vowed to end the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) agreement with Mexico and Canada. His immigration plan includes a controversial wall along the Mexican border that would allegedly be paid for by Mexico.
[h/t VICE Sports]