NASCAR driver Ray Ciccarelli on Wednesday announced in a Facebook post that he will be giving up his racing career at the end of the current season after the racing league’s recent decision to ban Confederate flag displays at its events and properties.
According to CBS Sports, Ciccarelli wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday: “Well its been a fun ride and dream come true but if this is the direction Nascar is headed we will not participate after 2020 season is over, I don't believe in kneeling during Anthem nor taken [people] right to fly what ever flag they love."
“I could care less about the Confederate Flag but there are ppl that do and it doesn't make them a racist all you are doing is f---ing one group to cater to another and I ain't spend the money we are to participate in any political BS!! So everything is for SALE!!” the post reportedly continued.
Ciccarelli, who has raced part-time in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, appears to have since deleted his Facebook profile.
His post came within hours of NASCAR’s announcement on Wednesday that it would be prohibiting Confederate flag displays from all company events and properties as protests nationwide following the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have reignited efforts to remove Confederate symbols.
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