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Purple Bull suspends junior driver Vips for racial slur – EAST AUTO NEWS

Purple Bull suspends junior driver Vips for racial slur


Purple Bull has suspended its junior driver Juri Vips for utilizing a racial slur throughout a web-based video gaming session.

Vips – who drove for Purple Bull in FP1 on the Spanish Grand Prix – was heard utilizing the slur whereas enjoying a online game alongside fellow Purple Bull junior Liam Lawson that was being streamed on Twitch. Following the incident, Purple Bull issued a press release saying the Estonian driver had been suspended because it seems to be into the matter.

“Purple Bull Racing has suspended junior driver Juri Vips from all workforce duties with quick impact, pending a full investigation into the incident,” the assertion learn.

“As a corporation we condemn abuse of any variety and have a zero-tolerance coverage to racist language or habits inside our group.”

The 21-year-old is racing in Components 2 for Hitech this season and is at the moment seventh within the drivers’ championship after crashing out of the lead within the closing levels of the function race in Baku. Vips took to Instagram after Purple Bull’s announcement to apologize, saying his use of the racist time period is just not a mirrored image of his views.

“I want to unreservedly apologize for the offensive language used throughout a dwell gaming stream earlier as we speak,” Vips wrote. “This language is totally unacceptable and doesn’t painting the values and rules that I maintain. I deeply remorse my actions and this isn’t the instance I want to set. I’ll cooperate with the investigation absolutely.”

Purple Bull suspends junior driver Vips for racial slur – EAST AUTO NEWS
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