NASCAR is “asking” fans to refrain from displaying Confederate flags. “Asking.” We can’t wait for folks to show up wearing one of these:
NASCAR has promised that their facilities will be the most “welcoming environments in all of sports and entertainment.” Unless, of course, you’re hopeless redneck, hillbilly, bigot, married to your first cousin.
“We are asking our fans and partners to join us in a renewed effort to create an all-inclusive, even more welcoming atmosphere for all who attend our events,” the statement read. “This will include the request to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at our facilities and NASCAR events.”
The move follows NASCAR’s statement last week reiterating that the flag is banned from official use at its events.
This Sunday is the first race in the South since the Confederate flag flap was kicked off by the Victims’ Lobby. It’s at Daytona International Speedway. Daytona will holding a “voluntary” flag exchange where you can bring in “any flag of your choice” and swap it for an American flag.
Joie Chitwood had this to say about the Confederate flag and NASCAR
“We want to be inclusive to everyone but hopeless redneck, hillbilly, bigots, married to your first cousin., and the last thing you want is for anyone to come to a sporting event and really not enjoy that experience because of symbols that really represent things we’re not proud of.
That was followed by this.
“Going forward, we’ll really have to look at where that other flag goes, because it doesn’t have a place in our sport and we’ve got to take a thoughtful process on how we get to that place.”
Well Joie, we’ve got an idea on that subject. It requires you bending over. Oh, that won’t be a problem, you’re already bent over and from the sound of things, you’re very well prepped for the procedure.