Wisconsin HS Golf Coach Resigns After Racist Tweets to Bubba Wallace Jr.

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistNovember 10, 2017

FILE - In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Darrell Wallace Jr. looks on from pit road during NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. Darrell Wallace Jr. will become the first black driver to race at NASCAR's top level since 2006 when he replaces injured Aric Almirola this weekend at Pocono Raceway. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
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Brent Nottestad, a golf coach at Cambridge High School in Wisconsin, resigned Thursday after he sent what appeared to be racist tweets to NASCAR driver Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr.

The tweets were in response to the following message from Wallace, who is the sport's only black driver: 

According to the Cambridge NewsPaul BerozaNottestad tweeted at Wallace: "Will this fella just go away. Can't drive himself out of an open wet paper bag. Sad to see the sport let this clown with zero ability."

Nottestad also reportedly wrote: "Hey @BubbaWallace. Please quit with, 'I'm black' bs. You're terrible. There are 1423 more credible drivers to get that ride than you."

According to Beroza, the number 1423 is "commonly associated with the Southern Brotherhood, an Alabama-based white supremacist prison gang."

Wallace responded to the since-deleted tweets with a pair of messages: 

"The Cambridge School District was made aware of several offensive comments made on social media by Cambridge High School boys’ golf coach, Brent Nottestad," Cambridge Superintendent Bernie Nikolay said in a statement on Thursday, per Beroza. "After a meeting between Mr. Nottestad and school district officials this morning, Mr. Nottestad resigned his position with the district, effective immediately."

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