A video clip was surfacing on social media Sunday evening that showed police officers fired shots at Jacob Blake, an African American man, hitting him in the back several times.
NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace also tweeted about the incident, however in a different manner. He simply wrote “#JacobBlake” which prompted a significant number of responses.
Twitter users saw the Bubba tweet, they reacted to NO.43 driver with strong words. Some showed support, while others users reacted with outrage. Another portion of users began tweeting images of Blake’s criminal record.
NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace shares his thoughts and feelings after the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) August 24, 2020
That does not matter to so many people. It also doesn’t matter he fought with officers, threatened to KILL them, then broke free, refused to comply, ran to his vehicle and obviously attempted to get something out. It’s sickening how jaded many are #PlayStupidGamesWinStupidPrizes
— JEREMY CARPENTER (@jeremycrpntr) August 25, 2020
If u weren't NASCAR's token black dude, u wouldnt be able to buy a ride based on your talent and results. I liked it better when drivers earned their rides with results…
— Green White ? (@pushtruckpress) August 24, 2020
@BubbaWallace, while I applaud you sticking up for discrimination, it would be a lot more meaningful if you did it from both sides of the aisle.
— Chad Ragan (@RaganChad) August 24, 2020