A video has resurfaced showing Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan mocking Lewis Hamilton and discussing violence against the British Formula 1 star.
Emory Andrew Tate III (born December 1, 1986) is an American-British social media personality, businessman and a former professional kick boxer. Following his kickboxing career, he began offering paid courses and memberships through his website, and later rose to fame as an Internet celebrity.
The controversial siblings were attending a race earlier this year when they talked about the seven-time world champion on camera in the VIP area. Andrew Tate, 36, began the rant by belittling the Brit’s talent and claiming he could match his achievements if put behind the wheel of an F1 car.
“It’s not impressive, I can do that,” he says. “Get in a car, start, go, left, right. F**k it, I’ll go right now. Can’t beat me at this s**t, give me it, give me the car. They won’t give me the car because they know I’ll win. That’s why they won’t give me the car.”
His brother Tristan, 34, who had been on his phone in the background, then moved closer to the camera and chimed in: “But if Lewis Hamilton got out of his car and I had to fight him for his car… f***ing, he’s like this tall.”
As Tristan said those words, Andrew acted out picking up someone by the scruff of the neck with his hands and then proceeded to mime punching someone twice. He then called Hamilton a “p**sy”, before Tristan claimed he would “break his spine” and “crumble him into a ball”.
Both brothers were among the four people arrested on Thursday by police in Romania, in connection with an investigation to alleged human trafficking, rape and forming an organized crime group. Video showed Andrew being led away from his luxury villa by officers.