Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issues statement after noose was found at driver’s garage in Talladega

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(WKRG) — Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has issued a statement after a noose was found inside Bubba Wallace’s garage at the Talladega Speedway.

Here is Ivey’s statement in full:

“I am shocked and appalled to hear of yesterday’s vile act against Bubba Wallace in Talladega – there is no place for this disgusting display of hatred in our state. Racism and threats of this nature will not be condoned nor tolerated, and I commit to assisting in any way possible to ensure that the person responsible for this is caught and punished. While the important conversation of racial reconciliation is ongoing all over our country, it is clear there is much work to do. Bubba Wallace is one of us; he is a native of Mobile and on behalf of all Alabamians, I apologize to Bubba Wallace as well as to his family and friends for the hurt this has caused and regret the mark this leaves on our state. I ask the NASCAR family to rally around Bubba and his team as they compete today and I know that there are more people who are wishing him well today than ever before.”

Gov. Kay Ivey

Read more about the initial discovery at Wallace’s garage here.

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