(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – In a new case of blatant wokeist persecution, NASCAR has suspended a driver for “liking” a social media meme allegedly mocking the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis officers.
Driver Noah Gragson, who was in his first full season in the Cup Series, was suspended indefinitely by both NASCAR and his team, Legacy Motor Sports.
hitting the like button on a Twitter meme depicting George Floyd as a crab, with an inscription reading, “Under Da Knee,” apparently a wordplay on the name of the “Under the Sea” song from the Disney animated film “The Little Mermaid.”
“We have made the decision to suspend Noah Gragson effective immediately regarding his actions that do not represent the values of our team,” Legacy Motor Club said in a statement, as cited by Breitbart News.
According to NASCAR, the driver’s meme-liking violated the member conduct portion of their rule book.
“NASCAR fully supports Legacy Motor Club’s decision to suspend Noah Gragson,” NASCAR said.
“Following his actions on social media, NASCAR has determined that Gragson has violated the Member Conduct section of the 2023 NASCAR Rule Book and has placed him under indefinite suspension,” it added.
Gragson, who was ranked 33rd in the Cup standings, was replaced by Josh Berry in the NASCAR Series race at Michigan International Speedway, with Legacy Motor Club announcing the change 1.5 hours before practice on Saturday, Fox Sports reports.
“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,” Gragson apologized in a Twitter post.
Gragson’s social media meme-liking “crime” was “exposed” by Daniel McFadin, who writes a column for FrontStretch, a motorsports news site. McFadin’s Twitter profile shows him as a “Biden-Harris” supporter.
The news about the young driver’s suspension was followed by Twitter owner Elon Musk’s announcement that the platform would pay the legal bills of people fired for making or liking posts.
“If you were unfairly treated by your employer due to posting or liking something on this platform, we will fund your legal bill. No limit. Please let us know,” Musk wrote without mentioning Gragson’s case.