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Last Night, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace came into his garage for an unpleasant surprise. Before the race, he discovered that somebody left ‘a noose’ in his garage.
After the George Floyd incident, Wallace has been increasingly vocal about the recent incidents of racial discrimination in the county. On his call, NASCAR rallied behind him and put up a strong statement against racial discrimination.
After that, NASCAR decided to ban the Confederate flag from all venues. While a large majority from the racing community hailed the move, it appears that some people did not appreciate it. Since Wallace was the one that spearheaded the move, some people obviously blamed him for NASCAR getting rid of the tradition.
Additionally, Bubba posted his thoughts on Twitter. Many notable athletes like Lebron James and Jimmie Johnson tweeted in Bubba’s support.
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) June 22, 2020
Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson extends his support to Bubba on Twitter.
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) June 22, 2020
Among the Wallace supporters is NBA star LeBron James, who has also criticized the action. James tweeted, “I just want to continue to say how proud I am of you for continuing to take a stand for change here in America and sports.”
Sickening! @BubbaWallace my brother! Know you don’t stand alone! I’m right here with you as well as every other athlete. I just want to continue to say how proud I am of you for continuing to take a stand for change here in America and sports! @NASCAR I salute you as well! 🙏🏾✊🏾👑 https://t.co/1TwkjVHai5
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 22, 2020
Additionally, many other people from the community including Brad Keselowski and Dale Jr came out in support of Wallace.
Hope Bubba wins it tomorrow.
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) June 22, 2020
Woke up to some bad news that’s not worth repeating. Not because it’s not serious, but because That’s exactly what the culprits want, attention and the fear that comes from it.
I trust Nascar to handle it appropriately and fully support them in getting this right.
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) June 22, 2020
Bubba Wallace will not go down without a fight
Bubba made a statement that this incident would only strengthen his resolve to fight for racial justice even harder. Suffice to say, lots of sports personalities stood in solidarity with Bubba Wallace and condemned the act.
The good news is that NASCAR is actively investigating the incident at Talladega. The sport insisted in a statement, that they are taking this very seriously. In addition to that, once the person’s identity is discovered, they will take strict action against them.
Additionally, many athletes and personals from the sporting community came out to show their support. Dirty Mo Media’s Mike Davis writes, “Whoever did this — and the few who condone it — will go the rest of their lives convincing themselves that their problems were caused by NASCAR or Bubba Wallace or the media when really they’ll be just from being a piece of shit.”
Here’s the thing:
Whoever did this — and the few who condone it — will go the rest of their lives convincing themselves that their problems were caused by NASCAR or Bubba Wallace or the media when really they’ll be just from being a piece of shit. pic.twitter.com/B4hmA0Zund
— Mike Davis (@MikeDavis88) June 22, 2020
Additionally, many people posted tweets condemning the incident and the driver gained support on Twitter after Lebron’s tweet.
— Titus O’Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) June 22, 2020
Just so sickened, saddened, and angry. WTF is wrong with some people. @BubbaWallace, I fully support you, you are inspiring change, and NASCAR will be a better sport for having you in it. Go get the win tomorrow 🤜🤛
— Stefan Wilson (@stef_wilson) June 22, 2020