Bubba Wallace has been one of the standout figures in NASCAR in the past couple of months for his initiative to ban the Confederate flag from NASCAR and his voice towards racial injustice in the country.
However, his actions have not been taken well by all the fans. The hate towards Wallace was evident when fans cheered during his car crashed in the NASCAR All-Star Open. Speaking on the Rich Eisen Show, Bubba said:
“I’m definitely not a fan favorite anymore. The All-Star race, they loved when I was crashed out there on lap 15. At Daytona, lots of Boo’s. So, it’s all good.”
“My name sparks some sort of reaction inside them. Whether it’s good or bad, they’re saying something. So, I’m good with it.”
Many people called out Bubba for trying to create controversy during the hoax incident. While the whole incident might have been just a series of bad coincidences, a section of Bubba haters are not convinced.
“There’s articles going around that I called every NASCAR fans racist. That’s not the truth.”
“I was asked what I had to say to those NASCAR fans that think this is all a hoax and a joke. To those NASCAR fans that think it was a joke. Yes, it’s their job to deliver hate. They’re not going to see my side of it. They don’t want to see my side of it.”
“Somehow, that got turned into, ‘Every NASCAR fan is a racist.’ I could sit here all day to try and defend myself and it just wouldn’t go anywhere.”