“Days after the only black driver in NASCAR’s top racing series sported a “Black Lives Matter” message and celebrated the organization’s banning of the Confederate battle flag, a noose was found on Sunday in his garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, officials said.” – New York Times
Bubba Wallace tells the New York Times, “Today’s despicable act of racism and hatred leaves me incredibly saddened and serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society and how persistent we must be in the fight against racism…”.
Lawyer Katie Phang tweets “access to the area was restricted to only NASCAR-credentialed persons and not open to any of the fans”.
This means some random angry fan wasn’t responsible for this hate crime, it had to be someone who was allowed access to restricted areas such as the NASCAR garages.
Athletes are voicing their support for Bubba Wallace.
ESPN reports, “Several sports figures voiced their support for @BubbaWallace after a noose was found in his garage stall at Talladega.”