The Internet is comparing NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace to disgraced actor Jussie Smollett.
Smollett, 38, is best known for allegedly orchestrating a hate crime hoax against himself in Chicago in 2019.
The FBI is investigating a racist incident in Wallace’s team garage at Talladega. A noose was found hanging in the stall at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama on Sunday.
The noose was observed by a Wallace team member who works on his cars. Wallace reportedly did not see the noose.
A plethora of surveillance cameras monitor the NASCAR garage where millions of dollars worth of race cars and expensive tools are kept.
NASCAR drivers are not allowed to enter the garage before races. They must go directly from their trailers to their cars before the start of the race.
But that didn’t stop rumormongers on the internet from accusing the 26-year-old Alabama native of making up the noose story.