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Lewis Hamilton has confessed to his error after his latest blunder on Twitter where he called teammate Jenson Button disrespectful for ‘unfollowing’ him on the social media website.
On Monday, the British driver mentioned on his Twitter page that he was annoyed for being snubbed by the 2009 world champion, although he later apologised when he realised that Button never followed him in the first place.
"I just have to put my hands up and say I made a mistake,” Hamilton was quoted saying by Reuters. “Sometimes we do that in the heat of the moment and you don't actually mean what you say, but there is nothing I can do.”
Last month, Hamilton was involved in another faux pas on Twitter when he not only tweeted a few expletives but also posted a picture of McLaren’s sensitive telemetry data from qualifying at the Belgian Grand Prix.
"Perhaps me and Twitter don't go together too well," said Hamilton adding that he work on improving his social networking skills.
"I like it because I like to be able to share the great experiences I have with the fans but it is a fine line. Lots of people get it wrong and I am one of those,” he said.
"I obviously wasn't in the right frame of mind, but that's it. Hopefully I won't do it again," he added.
Button meanwhile is following next year’s teammate Sergio Perez on the platform to welcome him to McLaren although he had refrained from following Hamilton reasoning that the two met during Grand Prix weekends.
"The fun thing about Twitter is you don't always follow the same people, you can mix and match, follow and unfollow," Button said. "I'm not allowed to do anything on Twitter these days. I'm stuck. I can't unfollow anyone anymore."