NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace have reacted on social media following the guilty verdict in the murder of George Floyd.
Former Police officer Derek Chauvin (45-y-o) was found guilty on Tuesday afternoon, after a U.S. jury deliberated the verdict, Chauvin was accused of murdering 46-y-o African American George Floyd on a Minneapolis street last May, found guilty on three charges: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Bubba Wallace, the only African-American driver in NASCAR Cup Series received backlash after he took to Twitter to voice his reaction on the guilty verdict.
“Justice served on all counts. Good. Still a ton of work to do. Continue to rest peacefully #GeorgeFloyd”
Justice served on all counts. Good.
Still a ton of work to do.
Continue to rest peacefully #GeorgeFloyd ✊🏾🙏🏾
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) April 20, 2021
Really Bubba? Just when I had convinced my husband to go back to the track and that NASCAR is about racing and not politics and race car driver's opinions on how we should live our lives….good grief.
— T Bryeans (@tgbryeans) April 20, 2021
Focus on trying to be a good race car driver please.
— Robbie Russell (@robbie1_russell) April 20, 2021
— Leslie Eugene Jackson Jr. (@leslie_jr1992) April 20, 2021
Wallace received support from his fellow NASCAR drivers back in June after a reported noose was found in his garage. The FBI later determined it was a garage rope pull.