Damage Control: Bubba Wallace Abandons Noose Narrative After Embarrassing CNN Interview

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by Tyler Durden
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 - 02:27 PM

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.

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).

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."


In addition to 'raw' and 'real,' Bubba's also a 'bad sport' if you cause him to spin out during a race.

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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.

Of course, the outrage mob - including LeBron James - whipped up racial division over the non-incident in a tweet which has received 66,000 'likes,' while the hashtag #iStandWithBubba trended on Twitter.

"On Monday, fifteen FBI special agents conducted numerous interviews regarding the situation at Talladega Superspeedway," reads an FBI statement. "After a thorough review of the facts and evidence surrounding this event, we have concluded that no federal crime was committed."

"Although the noose is now known to have been in garage number 4 in 2019, nobody could have known Mr. Wallace would be assigned to garage number 4 last week."

On Tuesday, Wallace went on The View and called Wallace dismissed what the New York Post framed as 'conspiracy theories' over the noose incident being staged, or never happening. The day before, Wallace told Fox Sports reporter Jamie Little "Sorry I’m not wearing my mask, but I wanted to show whoever it was that you’re not going to take away my smile."

So - to all you Talladega facilities managers, you didn't take away Bubba's smile.

As the outrage mob frothed over yet another fake noose incident, cooler heads began to circulate the 'garage pull' evidence - long before the FBI cracked the case mind you.