I do not follow the world of Grand Prix motorcycle racing, so I was unfamiliar with Mr. Marc Marquez until about half an hour ago. But the dude automatically gets on my shit list for wear this racist-ass t-shirt.
Seriously, people really love doing the chink-eye. Remember these guys?
Marquez, a Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle champ, tweeted this photo earlier in the day to his Twitter followers (in Spanish): "Special helmet and shirt for a special GP in Japan, at home!!! ;) Do you like?"
No, man. No nos gusta.
The shirt is apparently a custom design for this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix, where he is reportedly a strong favorite to win the MotoGP title. And completely oblivious to the fact that the shirt makes him look like an ass.
More here: Marquez, We Have To Talk – You’re Getting Horrible Advice.
UPDATE: And here is Marc Marquez's run-of-the-mill, sorry-if-you-were-offended non-apology:
My special helmet was designed to be a symbol of thanks to all my Japanese colleagues & fans so I am very sorry if it caused any offence— Marc Márquez (@marcmarquez93) October 27, 2013
If that was supposed to be a "symbol of thanks," I'd hate to see what he thinks racial mocking looks like.