Kyle Rittenhouse would have been given a life sentence or end up dead before trials if he had been Black, Nascar driver Bubba Wallace stated on Friday.
Bubba is currently the only full-time African-American driver competing in Nascar, and often uses his platform to speak out about social justice issues.
“Ha, let the boy be black and it would’ve been life…hell he would’ve had his life taken before the bullshit trial.. sad,” Wallace said in a tweet shortly after the verdict.
Mr. Rittenhouse’s trial has divided the country, largely along partisan lines, with conservatives praising the jury’s decision and liberals condemning the decision.
Wallace’s comments provoked a mixed response on social media, with NASCAR some fans going as far as saying they would no longer support his Nascar racing career.
Just last month, Wallace secured his first ever historic NASCAR Cup Series victory in the prestigious Yellawood 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway.