Takuma Sato who won the Indianapolis 500 from which earned him US$2.45 million for winning the 101st Indy 500 in the USA. He is the the first Japanese driver and the first Asian to win such a respected race on Sunday and became Japan’s newest sports hero. After so many years of disappointment Sato became the happiest driver in the world after winning this Indy 500.
He is getting thousands of greeting emails and tweets. But a small incident came out to over shadow his happiness but it was ignored by people and some went against it. Yes, the Denver Post columnist Terry Frei tweeted that he was “very uncomfortable” with a Japanese driver winning the Indy 500 on the eve of the Memorial Day holiday, when the U.S. honours its war dead including those killed by Japanese forces in World War Two. Later the four-times winner of Colorado’s sportswriter of the year award, was dismissed by the newspaper who apologized for the “disrespectful and unacceptable tweet.