‘The View’: NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace Calls Noose-Doubters “Simpleminded People Afraid Of Change”
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NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace says he is "but not shocked" that Internet conspirators are voicing doubts about the noose found in his garage stand at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.
Wallace, the only black driver from NASCAR seen today in ABC's The View, was asked by co-host Sunny Hostin about the internet theories that the sling incident was "kidding" or "staged by NASCAR", more Get support for Confederate removal flag. "
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Wallace said he was offended by the rumor but not shocked. "People have the right to have their own opinions so that they can feel good or sleep at night," he said, adding: "Ordinary people like this, who are afraid of change, use everything in their power to do that defend what they are standing for. "
The driver, who urged NASCAR to recently ban the Confederate flag from its properties, said he had spoken to the FBI in his ongoing hate crime investigation (NASCAR has launched its own investigation).
Wallace said it was better that he hadn't seen the noose - he was informed of its discovery by NASCAR officials. "I don't know how I would have reacted," he said.
The incident did not stop him from engaging in social change. "This only shows how far we have to go as a sport, but also as a nation," he said. "Systemic racism is a problem in every way."
Yesterday, NASCAR drivers and crews drove to the Talladega Superspeedway field to support Wallace and pushed his car to the top of the track.
Wallace said today: "We always show the greatest respect outside the racetrack and in times of need, in times of support."
. @ BubbaWallace about those who believe that the snare incident was staged: "They are so simple-minded people who are afraid of change and do everything they can to defend what they stand for ... instead of doing it try listen and understand what's going on. "
7:04 p.m. - June 23, 2020
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