Mexican driver Perez dumps sponsor over tweet

By Alan Baldwin SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Formula One driver Sergio Perez said on Thursday he has dumped his sunglasses sponsor for a comment it made on Twitter about his Mexican compatriots after Donald Trump was elected as the next U.S. president. The brand, Hawkers, had said on its Mexican Twitter account (@HawkersMX) on Wednesday: "Mexicans, put on these sunglasses so your swollen eyes can't be seen during tomorrow's building of the wall." U.S. President-elect Trump had promised while campaigning ahead of Tuesday's election to build a "big, beautiful, powerful" border wall with Mexico to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants. Today I am ending my relations with @HawkerMX," Perez said on his own Twitter account in reply.

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