High school coach loses job over racist tweets at NASCAR driver Darrell Wallace Jr.
A golf coach from a Wisconsin high school resigned after a swift backlash to his hurling a series of racist tweets at NASCAR driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.
Brent Nottestad, a 42-year-old golf coach at Cambridge High School, tweeted at Wallace on Nov. 8, and according to the Cambridge News and Deerfield Independent media outlets in Wisconsin, one tweet read: “Will this fella just go away. Can’t drive himself out of an open wet paper bag. Sad to see the sport let this clown with zero ability.”
Later, he added: “Hey @BubbaWallace. Please quit with, ‘I’m black’ bs. You’re terrible. There are 1423 more credible drivers to get that ride than you.”
Wow, I feel truly sorry for your kids. Again..to have so much hate towards somebody you’ve never met. Hope your kids grow up to be the exact opposite of a father you are.. https://t.co/yxLhvjjxQ8
— Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) November 9, 2017
There is only 1 driver from an African American background at the top level of our sport..I am the 1. You’re not gonna stop hearing about “the black driver” for years. Embrace it, accept it and enjoy the journey..
— Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) November 8, 2017
“Granny Jan die in a police shooting?” Nottestad wrote.
Finally, Nottestad responded to a picture of a photo of Wallace and a white NASCAR fan: “Almost looks like going to the zoo,” Nottestad posted.
Nottestad told The Associated Press he made “a horrible mistake” and he has removed his Twitter account.