NASCAR has released a photo of the rope resembling a noose found in Bubba Wallace’s stall at Talladega.
ESPN’s Marty Smith tweeted a photo of the rope found in Wallace’s stall this past Sunday, and there’s no question at all that it resembles a noose. I’m not sure how else you’d describe it. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Take a look for yourself below. I think it’s going to clear a lot of stuff up.
NASCAR releases photo to the media of the garage pull rope formed as a noose from the Bubba Wallace garage Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.
This image was provide by NASCAR. pic.twitter.com/Z4ZyBzpREF
— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) June 25, 2020
The FBI concluded that the rope had been there since late 2019, and that no hate crime had been committed, which is a good outcome.
It’s the best possible outcome. The alternative is that somebody placed a noose in Bubba Wallace’s stall, and that would have been terrible.
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) June 24, 2020
Having said all of that, I can totally understand how someone finds that rope in a stall, doesn’t realize what’s going on, panics and reports that it’s a noose.
If you showed me that photo, didn’t provide much context and asked me to describe it, I would call it a noose as well. It also explains a bit why Wallace doubled down during an appearance on CNN.
Bubba Wallace to Don Lemon:
“I’ve been racing all of my life. We’ve raced out of hundreds of garages that never had garage pulls like that… It’s a straight up noose.” pic.twitter.com/uYrp9QYFWI
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 24, 2020
I honestly had no idea garage door pulls in NASCAR looked anything like that. Again, the FBI determined it wasn’t a hate crime, and now appears more than ever to be a gigantic misunderstanding.