Mongol Identity Organisation Slams Max Verstappen, Urges Him To Apologise

The group said it is disgusted and deeply concerned that Max Verstappen used the slur.

Max Verstappen found himself in hot water over the weekend after he called Lance Stroll a “Mongol” and a “r*****” following a collision during Free Practice Two.

Unro Janchiv, Mongolia’s cultural envoy, subsequently posted a tweet directed at Red Bull Racing which questioned the team’s commitment to Formula One’s “We Race As One” campaign.

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“Was the whole team briefed on your We Race As One initiative? Max Verstappen must have clearly missed it,” Janchiv wrote.

And now, Mongol Identity – an organisation which campaigns to end the historical misuse of the term Mongol – has called on Max Verstappen to issue a public apology.

Additionally, the group expressed its “disgust and disappointment” over the incident.

“We are shocked and disappointed to learn that Formula One did not take a stand in strong opposition to this label despite its historical value and we will address this directly with the governing body,” the group added in its open letter to Verstappen.

Verstappen has not yet issued an apology for using the slurs and, following the incident, he said it is “not my problem” if people were offended by the remarks.

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