Not long after the FBI reported that what was hanging in Bubba Wallace garage in Talladega Sunday was “not a noose,” Bubba appeared on CNN and he was “pissed.”
The FBI and NASCAR both say the rope found in Bubba’s garage in Alabama on Sunday (6/21) was a rope pull that was fashioned into a noose … and it had been in the garage stall since 2019.The FBI concluded it was not made as a threat to Wallace and the case will no longer be pursued as a hate crime.
Wallace appeared on CNN just hours after saying, “The image that I have and I have seen of what was hanging in my garage is not a garage pull. I’ve been racing all my life, we’ve raced out of hundreds of garages that never had garage pulls like that. It was a noose, whether tied in 2019 or whatever, it was a noose.”
He added, “So, it wasn’t directed at me but somebody tied a noose. That’s what I’m saying.”
As for the criticism he’s got with people saying he’s overreacting, Bubba said, “The backlash will always be there. It doesn’t matter if we provide 100% facts and evidence, photo evidence, people are gonna photoshop it to make me look like the bad person at the end of the day. I will always have haters. I will always have motivators to go out there and dethrone me from the pedestal that I am on.”
He concluded, “This will not break me. None of the allegations of being a hoax will break me or tear me down. It will piss me off, absolutely. But, that only fuels the competitive drive in me to shut everybody up.”