Lewis Hamilton's remark on Michael Schumacher accident raises eyebrows

In an interview to a British daily, Lewis Hamilton is believed to have said that "all things happen for a reason" regarding Michael Schumacher's tragic accident on December 29 in the French Alpine ski resort of Meribel.

updated: March 15, 2014 17:02 IST
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Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has been facing bitter criticism for reportedly saying that "all things happen for a reason" when asked for his views on seven-time champion Michael Schumacher's tragic skiing accident. (Also read: Only a miracle can save Schumacher, say doctors)

Even as Schumacher battles for his life and has been in a state of induced coma for several weeks, British racer Hamilton is believed to have made the controversial statement in an interview to UK's The Telegraph. "I always like to think that things happen for a reason and I think that this is an experience that will really show his character and depth as an individual more so than any other experience that he has had," he said.

While he also paid rich tributes to 45-year-old Schumacher, saying that the German has been a massive inspiration to a generation of aspiring racers, Hamilton's 'for a reason' remark has not gone down too well with fans. Many have blasted him on his Twitter account with one calling Hamilton "a complete idiot".

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