McLaren’s Hamilton backtracks over Button ‘disrespect’ claim on Twitter
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton backtracks after wrongly accusing Jenson Button of unfollowing him on Twitter
Lewis Hamilton admits he made a mistake by accusing Jenson Button of disrespect after wrongly claiming that his McLaren team-mate had unfollowed him on Twitter.
Hamilton, who has signed a three-year deal with Mercedes for next year, wrote: “Just noticed @jensonbutton unfollowed, thats a shame…I thought we respected one another but clearly he doesn’t.”
But when the 27-year-old discovered that Button had never followed him in the first place, he took back his statement, saying: “My bad [mistake] just found out Jenson never followed me. Don’t blame him!”
Last week, Button denied that he had ever followed Hamilton on Twitter after it was claimed he unfollowed his McLaren team-mate following his decision to sign for Mercedes and started following his replacement at McLaren Sergio Perez.
Button tweeted last week: “Never followed him…makes a story though!!”
Hamilton is currently 42 points adrift of championship leader Fernando Alonso in the drivers’ standings with five races left this season.