Tyrann Mathieu stands with NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace
Kansas City Chiefs standout Tyrann Mathieu tweeted his support for NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, the only black driver on the top circuit. On Sunday, it was revealed that someone had hung a noose in Wallace’s garage at Talladega Superspeedway, a despicable act that NASCAR quickly condemned.
After Wallace tweeted out a statement about the incident, Tyrann Mathieu tweeted five simple words that mean so much, “I stand with you champ.”
I stand with you champ https://t.co/GGRXWwy2FM
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) June 22, 2020
According to NASCAR, the noose was found before the race was set to begin on Sunday and an investigation was launched immediately:
“Late this afternoon, NASCAR was made aware that a noose was found in the garage stall of the 43 team. We are angry and outraged and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act. We have launched an immediate investigation and will do everything we can to identify the person(s) responsible and eliminate them from the sport. As we have stated unequivocally, there is no place for racism in NASCAR and this act only strengthens our resolve to make the sport open and welcoming to all.”
5,000 fans were allowed in the stands, but none of them were allowed in the garage area, so NASCAR should be able to narrow this down pretty quickly and figure out who did this.
Once they find out they have promised to act quickly and swiftly with their actions. Wallace has been a leader in making changes in NASCAR, including getting the confederate flag banned from all race events.
For all that NASCAR has done good in the last couple of weeks, this is a big step backward.