Bubba Wallace, Getty Images
Jussie Smollett 2.0?
NASCAR on Sunday released a statement revealing that a noose was reportedly found in top driver Bubba Wallace’s Talladega garage stall.
“We have launched an immediate investigation, and will do everything we can to identify the person(s) responsible and eliminate them from the sport.” NASCAR said on Sunday.
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Bubba Wallace is NASCAR’s only top level black driver and a very vocal supporter of Black Lives Matter.
A fellow team member reportedly found a noose in Wallace’s garage stall after NASCAR banned the use of the Confederate flag.
Bubba Wallace released a statement on Sunday.
“They won’t win” he said.
On Monday, the Justice Department launched an investigation into the noose that was found.
“The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Northern District of Alabama, FBI and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division are reviewing the situation surrounding the noose that was found in Bubba Wallace’s garage to determine whether there are violations of federal law,” US Attorney Jay E. Town said in statement.”Regardless of whether federal charges can be brought, this type of action has no place in our society.”
Good thing NASCAR has security cameras everywhere!