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Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria – July 10, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Formula One fans who aim racist, sexist and homophobic abuse at others should be banned for life, four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel said after reported incidents at Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix.

The sport condemned the behavior at the Red Bull Ring, where most of the crowd was supporting Red Bull’s world champion Max Verstappen and campsites are full of the Dutch driver’s ‘Orange Army’.

Mercedes’ seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, Formula One’s only Black driver, said he was ‘disgusted and disappointed’.

“Whoever these people are, they should be ashamed of themselves and they should be banned from racing events for their lives,” Aston Martin driver Vettel told reporters.

“I think there should be zero tolerance.”

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Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria – July 10, 2022 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel in the pits during the race Pool via REUTERS/Ronald Wittek

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff, an Austrian, said the abuse had to stop and the culprits dealt with but the crowd should not be condemned as a whole.

He said real fans of whatever team or driver could not be racist, sexist or homophobic because otherwise “you don’t fit Formula One and we don’t want you.

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“On the other side, just because there’s a few drunk, dumb-asses out there that haven’t comprehended how the world goes today, we shouldn’t condemn the 99.9% of the fans that come here.

“There are always going to be these idiots around,” he added when asked whether Formula One had become more ‘tribal’.

“The sport polarises and triggers emotions. We want that… A few amoebas, people with one (brain) cell, let’s not make it a general thing.

“We just need to target these guys and pick them out.”

Mercedes said they invited one Czech fan, who wrote on social media how she was harassed by drunken male spectators who lifted her dress and said she deserved no respect as a Hamilton supporter, to watch the race in their garage.

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Anatoly Malykhin, take a bow. The Russian put on a spectacular performance in knocking out former champion Reinier de Ridder in the very first round. A clubbing right hand dropped the Dutchman before some brutal shots on the ground ended the contest. Malykhin would not only take home the gold, but also $100k performance bonuses in a great night’s work. Add this to his interim heavyweight title and we have ourselves a dominant force at the top end of ONE’s weight divisions.

Ruotolo still reigns supreme

We knew Kade Ruotolo was something of a prodigy when it comes to the world of submission grappling, and the 19-year-old has once again shown what he is capable of. Facing his toughest test to date in the form of Brazil’s Matheus Gabriel, Ruotolo put on a clinic of precision and aggressive pace setting to pick up the unanimous decision win, and keep hold of his lightweight submission grappling world championship.

A second Ruotolo success

Kade may have picked up another standout win, but earlier in the night it was his brother Tye who was grabbing the headlines – and a $50k performance bonus. He put on a scintillating display to down former ONE featherweight world champion Marat Gafurov. The twin brother of Kade was aggressive from the outset showing real creativity in trying to get the submission in this catchweight bout. Halfway through the 10-minute single round, he would show incredible dexterity to transition from sub attempt to sub attempt to eventually lock in an armbar for the win.

Solidic debut ends in disappointment

There was a lot of anticipation going into Roberto Solidic’s ONE debut against the undefeated Murad Ramazanov. However we must wait a little bit longer for a true sighting after this one ended in a no contest following a low blow from Ramazanov. A disappointment on the night – but both men will be back chasing big things in the near future.

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Brazil’s Edson Marques scored a performance bonus winning TKO over former ONE lightweight world champion Eduard Folayang with a stunning right cross, which landed on the button. This gives him back-to-back wins in the lightweight division and some momentum into what he will hope to be a standout 2023.


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Alyssa Valdez helped to the bench after hurting her right knee in the bronze medal clincher. –PVL PHOTO

Alyssa Valdez helped to the bench after hurting her right knee in the bronze medal clincher. –PVL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Creamline is holding its breath as Alyssa Valdez is set to undergo an MRI right after the team copped the bronze medal in the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference on Tuesday at Philsports Arena.

Tournament Director Tonyboy Liao bared to the reporters that Valdez went to Makati Medical Center after she hurt her right knee in Creamline’s 25-15, 25-19, 23-25, 25-21 victory over Chery Tiggo to complete a sweep of the bronze medal series.

The three-time PVL MVP’s right knee hit the floor hard while going for a dig when Creamline was leading 6-3 in the third. She was carried off the court by her teammates and coaching staff and was ruled out of the match with 10 points. Rose Vargas was fielded for Valdez.

Valdez was offered to go the hospital right away but opted to stay and support her teammates from the bench while her knee was wrapped in ice. She was able to walk with a knee immobilizer after the game.

Coach Sherwin Meneses said they’re hoping for the best as they will get the results of her MRI either Tuesday evening or Wednesday.

“Hindi ko pa alam e. Nakita ko siya nakakalakad naman pero ‘di ko rin masasagot pa e, siguro later or tomorrow malalaman na yun. Nakakalakad naman so hopefully walang serious injury,” said Meneses after the game.

(We don’t know yet. We can’t answer that right now. Maybe we’ll learn it later or tomorrow. But I saw her walking after the game. Hopefully, it’s not a serious injury.)

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Tots Carlos admitted they missed the presence of their team captain inside the court but everyone from their team  was ready to step up. The two-time MVP led the all-Filipino Creamline with Yeliz Basa sitting out due to a nagging injury as she erupted for 19 points to give her team a bronze medal after a shattered Grand Slam bid.

“Alyssa has a huge impact on us even when it comes to cheering us, in terms of setting the mood and lifting up our morale. But like what coach said, whoever enters the court should be ready because we go through the same training, same drills, and same system. When we lose a player, another one will step up,” said Carlos in Filipino.

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