F1 champion Hamilton snubbed by Wimbledon over dress code

London: F1 champion Lewis Hamilton missed Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon final triumph after being barred from the Royal Box after a dress code row. Hamilton was to watch the final from the exclusive enclosure at the All England Club.

But the driver was unable to watch Djokovic win his third Wimbledon title because he wasn’t wearing a shirt and tie. A Wimbledon spokesman responded to reports that Hamilton had been turned away by saying: "He did come but he has gone. We are not commenting further."

Earlier on Sunday, Hamilton had posted a picture on Instagram showing his invitation. In the photo, Hamilton did not appear to have a tie or jacket on. A Wimbledon spokesman later added: "If he was not adequately dressed you could infer that he would not have been let in. If he came without a jacket, tie or shoes he would have had two choices -- not staying or going to get some extra stuff."

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