NASCAR condemned the noose seen in the garage of the black driver Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, before conducting an investigation of the “atrocities”.
According to AFP, Wallace is the only black driver to race full-time in the top series of NASCAR – the organizer of the famous American car race.
“By the end of this afternoon (June 21, local time), NASCAR learned that a noose was found in the garage of Team 43,” NASCAR organizers said in a statement. NASCAR resumed its races on June 21 since being stopped by the Covid-19 pandemic but was later delayed by a thunderstorm.
“We are angry, indignant and unable to describe the seriousness of such disgusting action. We have conducted an investigation immediately and will do everything possible to identify people. responsible and remove them from this sport. As we’ve stated explicitly, there’s no room for racism in NASCAR and this action only strengthens our determination to make This sport is open and welcoming to all, ”NASCAR emphasized.
Wallace is one of the famous American athletes condemning racism
Wallace, who frankly spoke of racial injustice after George Floyd’s death after being strangled by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, commented on the incident in a statement posted on Twitter, saying he was “deeply saddened” by “racist behavior.” “This will not defeat me. I will not give in, I will not back down,” Wallace wrote.
The 26-year-old rider is a strong supporter of NASCAR’s decision to ban league flags from race events on 10.6. The Union Flag was a major element at NASCAR racetrack, but it is still considered a symbol of slavery and racism for many people. Sports leagues across the United States are struggling to find the best way to tackle the issue of racism in their teams.