NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace made headlines last year after he claimed he discovered a “noose” in his racecar garage, only for it later to be revealed that the noose he spoke of was merely a pulldown rope for the garage door.
Needless to say, the initial reports from the left-leaning media were far too quick to report that a “hate crime” had taken place, and empathized with Wallace as a Black NASCAR driver. Though the story was completely debunked — by the FBI — the facts didn’t stop ultra-radical ESPN from dredging up the fake news once more.
According to Fox News, a clip shared to Twitter from the sports network’s new special, Fistful of Steel, mentioned the incident, failing to claim that the issue was a hoax, and making it sound as if there was, in fact, a noose hanging in Wallace’s garage.
“Last year, a noose was found in Bubba Wallace’s stall at Talladega Superspeedway. The next day, the NASCAR community stood with him in unity,” a clip of the show was captioned.
As Fox reported, the clip was complete with melodramatic music in what can only be seen as a desperate attempt to prove that at least one Black celebrity has experienced a hate crime in the wake of the country finally being told by a jury that actor Jussie Smollett faked his.
Except, Wallace, like Smollett, was also not a victim, whatsoever, as the FBI concluded in its investigation that the pulldown rope had been in his garage for nearly a year before he claimed it was intentionally placed there as a noose to intimidate him.
ESPN made zero mention in the tweeted clip that the story was not as it was originally reported, likely hoping to convince some of its more ignorant viewers that something bad happened to poor Bubba.
“It was a pull rope that long predated Wallace’s assignment to that garage. Pretending it was more than that is evil,” Seth Dillon, the CEO of Babylon Bee tweeted.
The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis, and hundreds of others, shared the same sentiment. “It was a garage pull cord that had been there for months, you dishonest, race-baiting, race-hoaxing clowns,” Davis tweeted.