Hours after an embarrassing CNN interview in which he clung to the noose theory (see below), NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace backpeddled with a Wednesday tweet – in which he appears to acknowledge that a garage pull in his bay at Talladega Supserspeedway wasn’t a noose.
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) June 24, 2020
In other words, after going ‘full Smollett,’ Bubba likely hired a crisis management firm which advised him to dispense with the noose talk and issue a statement he should have made the second after the FBI concluded there was no foul play.
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Bubba Wallace acknowledged on Tuesday night that a garage pull in the shape of a noose in his bay at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama wasn’t meant for him after the FBI concluded that it had been there since late 2019.
Bubba doesn’t care.
Speaking with CNN‘s Don Lemon, Wallace said “it was a noose. It was a noose – whether it was tied in 2019 or whatever, it was a noose. Wasn’t directed at me but somebody tied a noose (which one would think might consistently tighten around the hand of whoever pulls it, if it were indeed a noose).
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
Earlier in the interview, Wallace said that ‘people don’t want to hear the truth’ about the situation, insisting of his haters: “One thing you’ll never take away from me is how 100% I am. How raw I am. How real I am. And I’ll shoot it to you straight each and every time.”
"I'm pissed. I'm mad because people are trying to test my character and the person that I am and my integrity." – NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace on social media reaction to the conclusion of the FBI investigation into the noose found in his team's garage https://t.co/YH4ynYqv64 pic.twitter.com/fB0m9Yj9FD
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) June 24, 2020
In addition to ‘raw’ and ‘real,’ Bubba’s also a ‘bad sport’ if you cause him to spin out during a race.
Done for good with Nascar …
Show him the door—Disgraceful, bad sportsmanship ~> #BubbaWallace https://t.co/LUq7om5PxJ
— CRUZ FOR THE PEOPLE (CA) (@RealErinCruz) June 23, 2020
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From ‘conspiracy theory’ to ‘fact’…
A ‘noose’ which was ‘found hanging in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage’ turns out to be a garage pull which has been there since October, 2019 – while Wallace was assigned that garage last week, according to the FBI.
Whoever wrote that for Bubba did excellent work.
Not the lack of apology for calling fans and NASCAR generally a bunch of rednecks.
The show of unity was impressive despite his worse imaginings.
I’m glad he acknowledged that.
Check it out at the 3:24 minute mark. OMG, A NOOSE HAS BEEN HANGING SINCE OCTOBER 2017 JUST WAITING FOR BUBBA WALLACE.
If Nascar doesn’t clean up this mess, and quickly, it will forever be known as Noosecar.