The world was shocked recently when black Nascar driver Bubba Wallace found a noose in his assigned garage. Obviously the work of racists; something found in abundance in the Confederate flag waving Nascar crowd. The other drivers, indeed the world at large stood in solidarity with Bubba.
Trouble is, the FBI investigation showed the "noose," was just a garage door puller that had been there since long before Bubba arrived in that particular stall. Oopsy!
Bubba however is having none of it and has doubled down.
“I’ve been racing all of my life,” Wallace, the racing circuit's only Black driver, told "CNN Tonight" anchor Don Lemon. “We've raced out of hundreds of garages that never had garage pulls like that. So people that want to call it a garage pull and put out all the videos and photos of knots being as their evidence, go ahead, but from the evidence that we have – and I have – it’s a straight-up noose.”Brings to mind that old saying," When all you have is a hammer, everything's a nail."
Wallace also said he hadn't seen the noose personally, but had seen photos of it.
"Whether tied in 2019 or whatever, it was a noose," he noted. "So, it wasn't directed at me but somebody tied a noose. That's what I'm saying."
edited to add: Randall is right. Bubba didn't report it originally, Nascar did. Bubba simply rode the wave then doubled down.
2nd edit: to his credit, Wallace has issued this statement