With Donald Trump being elected as the 45th president of the United States, companies are looking to find ways to grab attention of the world on social media. They tried various means, some funny, while a 'not so funny' tweet from Hawkers sunglasses on Trumps' Mexico wall plan hit the brand real hard.
In a few of his speeches, Trump had spoken about building a wall along the Mexico-US border, considering people from the neighbouring country coming over to the US for better lifestyle. Trump wants to be strict in this matter.
As a result, Hawkers Sunglasses, which is the sponsor of Force India driver Sergio Perez, came up with a tweet, which did not go well with the F1 driver. The tweet, which seems to have taken a dig at the Mexicans, read, "Mexicans, put on these glasses so they can't see your crying eyes tomorrow when building the wall."
After coming to know about it, Perez immediately took action against his sponsor, and dumped them. Though the company might have tried to be funny, it did not go well with Perez, who believes his country and people always come first.
"When I read the comment I didn't find it funny at all. I have decided to split with the brand because I am not in favour at all of the comment," Perez was quoted as saying by the Guardian.
"They are very sorry and I am very sorry, too. I know the owners and they have done incredibly well and the relationship was going to be very successful. But my country and people come first and I want to support them and won't let anyone make fun of my country," he added.
However, this presidential victory for Trump came as a major surprise for many. Only a few had seen this coming. Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton was one among the many who were left surprised, but he hopes that he proves everyone wrong by doing some good work.
"It was a surprise. I watched the live feed from the plane. To be honest, I don't think either candidate was particularly mega but maybe he will prove us all wrong. I hope he does. I hope he proves the world wrong and we get to see a different side to him," Hamilton said.