WATCH: Plane flies Confederate flag on NASCAR race in Talladega after banner has been banned


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NASCAR recently banned the Confederate flag from being displayed during its protests, but on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, an airplane flew over the racetrack with a Confederate flag and banner that read “Defund NASCAR.”

The Confederate flag ban came after a week of many, including NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace, speaking out against the controversial flag presence at the races. Wallace is the only black NASCAR premium driver.

“The presence of the Confederate flag at NASCAR events goes against our commitment to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry” NASCAR said in a statement.

“Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community it creates is what makes our fans and sports special. The display of the Confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties. ”

NASCAR, the ban also came after the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer leaning on one knee on his neck while being apprehended. Floyd died shook the country from his heart and got the support required to remove Confederate symbols throughout the United States.

Sunday GEICO 500 the Talladega race was postponed for Monday at 3 am ET due to the bad weather.


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