Bubba Wallace wants NASCAR to ban Confederate flag, which is regarded as a racist symbol in the United States, from race tracks.
While NASCAR has carried out measures to phase out the use of such flags, some fans can still be seen bringing the flags to the races. For now, without fans in the stands, the issue hasn’t arose but Wallace wants the Confederate flags to be banned from the tracks.
Speaking to CNN Monday Night, Wallace said:
“We are trying to figure out next steps. My next step would be to get rid of all Confederate flags. There should be no individual that is uncomfortable showing up to our events to have a good time with their family that feels some type of way about something they have seen, an object they have seen flying.
“No one should feel uncomfortable when they come to a NASCAR race. So it starts with Confederate flags. Get them out of here. They have no place for them.”
Wallace remark comes in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the protests that have sparked through the country. He wore the “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirt in Sunday’s race and has been very vocal about the racism and racial issues that are plaguing the country.