It seems like some Nascar fans in Alabama have an issue with Nascar’s recent Confederate flag ban.
Two weeks ago, NASCAR announced they will no longer allow fans to display the Confederate flag at NASCAR races or events.
“The presence of the Confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry. Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the Confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties.”
One fan found a loophole and was able to get a plane with a Confederate flag with banner that says “Defund NASCAR” to fly over Talladega on Sunday.
there is a plane flying over Talladega pulling a banner that has a confederate flag on it, and a statement that says “DEFUND NASCAR”
— Daylon Barr (@BarrVisuals) June 21, 2020
Small plane pulling a huge banner above Talladega right now. Banner features big Confederate flag and reads “defund NASCAR.” pic.twitter.com/UasEznnKYm
— Joseph Goodman (@JoeGoodmanJr) June 21, 2020
I still can't get over "DEFUND NASCAR" like it's a school board or something pic.twitter.com/LWVnl9GOk6
— David Damboise (@notdamboise) June 21, 2020
Here is a view that shows where the Confederate flag is flying with the message “Defund NASCAR” pic.twitter.com/4tQpUnJxfh
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) June 21, 2020
Someone paid real money to fly a confederate flag and a message saying “defund NASCAR” over Dega pic.twitter.com/fZwfAJVTaW
— Cassie Fambro (@CassieFambro) June 21, 2020
The flyover banner comes just days after several people in Talladega held a protest against NASCAR’s decision to ban the confederate flag.