Force India driver Sergio Perez dumps sponsor over Donald Trump tweet

Updated: Nov 11, 2016, 11:24 IST | AFP |

Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez has dumped his sponsor, Hawkers sunglasses, for a tweet in which they mocked Mexicans after the triumph of US president-elect Donald Trump

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez

Mexico City: Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez has dumped his sponsor, Hawkers sunglasses, for a tweet in which they mocked Mexicans after the triumph of US president-elect Donald Trump.

The Hawkers tweet encouraged Mexicans to purchase their sunglasses to hide their crying eyes while they build the wall, which Trump had promised to force Mexico to build between the two countries.

Force India driver Perez said he was ending his association with the brand, which began sponsoring him this month. "I'll never let anyone mock my country!" Perez wrote on Twitter.

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