HS Golf Coach Resigns After Racist Tweets to Black NASCAR Driver Darrell Wallace Jr.
Style Magazine Newswire | 11/17/2017, 9:31 a.m.
A Cambridge High School golf coach, Brent Nottestad, resigned, after sending racist tweets to Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., who next season will become the first full-time African-American NASCAR Cup driver since 1971. According to ESPN, Nottestad responded several times to Wallace, calling him a clown in one tweet, and using another to reference Wallace’s grandmother, who died a year ago. According to The Cambridge News, Nottestad also tweeted, "Hey @BubbaWallace. Please quit with, 'I'm black' bs. You're terrible. There are 1423 more credible drivers to get that ride than you," and to a photo of Wallace and a fan, "Almost looks like going to the zoo." The number 1423 is often used as a reference to a white supremacist group, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Nottestad’s tweets have since been deleted. He told ESPN via direct message that he was disgusted with himself for writing the tweets.