June 29, 2022, 6:51

    Red Bull suspend junior driver as he apologises for racist language in video game stream

    Red Bull suspend junior driver as he apologises for racist language in video game stream

    Red Bull have suspended a promising junior driver over his use of racist language while taking part in a live video game stream.

    Juri Vips is banned from "all team duties", said the team in a statement broadcast on social media. The move comes after footage emerged of the Estonian appearing to use the n-word while playing a video game, which was being live streamed on the internet.

    "Red Bull Racing has suspended junior driver Juri Vips from all team duties with immediate effect, pending a full investigation into the incident," the statement read. "As an organisation, we condemn abuse of any kind and have a zero-tolerance policy to racist language or behaviour within our organisation."

    Vips currently competes in the Formula 2 championship, where he is seventh in the standings with 51 points after the first six rounds. He is a member of the Red Bull young driver programme and a test driver for the team, having driven the RB18 at the Spanish Grand Prix last month.

    The 21-year-old took to Instagram to admit that he had used racist language and to apologise. "I wish to unreservedly apologise for the offensive language used during a live gaming stream earlier today," he wrote.

    "This language is entirely unacceptable and does not portray the values and principles that I hold. I deeply regret my actions and this is not the example I wish to set. I will cooperate with the investigation fully."

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    Sourse: mirror.co.uk

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