Bubba Wallace’s Noose: What Really Happened?
A noose was allegedly discovered in the garage stall of NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace on Sunday afternoon.
According to Fox Sports reporter Bob Pockrass, Wallace himself never actually saw the noose.
Additional news on the noose found in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall Sunday:
–Bubba Wallace did not see the noose.
–Talladega County Sheriff said NASCAR reported the incident to the FBI, which would handle any criminal investigation. #nascar
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) June 22, 2020
Wallace is the lone black driver in the Elite Cup series, and was recently a key figure in getting NASCAR to remove Confederate flags from its venues.
“We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act,” NASCAR said in a statement.
“As we have stated unequivocally, there is no place for racism in NASCAR, and this act only strengthens our resolve to make the sport open and welcoming to all.”
There are currently two popular theories floating around regarding what happened.
The first insists that this is an “inside job” by someone within NASCAR. Sports website Deadspin.com popularized this theory, even penning a column entitled, “Noose Found in Bubba Wallace’s Garage Stall Smells Like NASCAR Inside Job.”
The second theory insists that this is a hoax, like what happened with Jussie Smollett. As a matter of fact, “Jussie Smollett” has been trending for more than half a day on Twitter – ever since news of the incident broke.
Wallace tweeted out a statement in response to the incident.
“The 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,” he wrote.
“As my mother told me today, ‘They are just trying to scare you,’” he continued.
“This will not break me, I will not give in nor will I back down. I will continue to proudly stand for what I believe in.”
Given how much attention is currently on this incident, one way or another, the truth about what transpired will emerge soon.