Bubba Wallace, the only Black full-time NASCAR driver, predicted Friday that if fans protest over the circuit’s ban on the Confederate flag, officers likely won’t hit them with tear gas or rubber bullets like Black Lives Matter protesters.
“It’s their rights for peaceful protest, my man. It’s a part of it,” Wallace said. “But you won’t see them inside the racetracks where we’re having a good time with the new fans that are purchasing their tickets, purchasing their favorite drivers’ apparel. You won’t see it flying in there.
”It’s exactly what you see on the flip side of everything going on and in cities as they peacefully protest,” he continued. “But you won’t see cops pepper-spraying them and shooting them with rubber bullets, will you?”