The Associated Press reports:
NASCAR has suspended driver Noah Gragson indefinitely, the company said Saturday. The decision came after the driver appeared to have liked an insensitive meme with a photo of George Floyd on social media.
Gragson, 25, was amid his first full season as a driver in the Cup Series, NASCAR’s top league, when he was replaced Saturday by Josh Berry in the No. 42 car, his team said in a statement. Legacy Motor Club announced Gragson’s suspension, saying his actions “do not represent the values of our team.”
Chevrolet, the nameplate on the No. 42 of Legacy Motor Club, said in its own statement Saturday, “Noah’s actions do not align with our beliefs and brand values. We will work with Legacy Motor Club on next steps.”
Read the full article. The cult is pouring into the replies of Gragson’s tweet below, telling him to never apologize.
Driver Noah Gragson has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR and Legacy Motor Club due to liking an insensitive meme with a photo of George Floyd’s face. https://t.co/dYLQm6AUN5
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 6, 2023
I am disappointed in myself for my lack of attention and actions on social media.
I understand the severity of this situation.
I love and appreciate everyone.
I try to treat everyone equally no matter who they are. I messed up plain and simple. https://t.co/PCX6iMJxRF
— Noah Gragson (@NoahGragson) August 5, 2023