“I am mad for the reason that men and women are hoping to test my character and the human being that I am and my integrity,” he told CNN’s Don Lemon Tuesday night.
Speaking to Lemon, Wallace said the graphic he noticed of “what was hanging in my garage is not a garage pull.”
“It was a noose,” Wallace claimed. “No matter whether tied in 2019 or no matter what, it was a noose. So, it wasn’t directed at me but somebody tied a noose. That is what I am declaring.”
On Tuesday night, he reported he continued to stand by what he stated.
“This will not crack me, none of the allegations of getting a hoax will crack me or tear me down,” he said.
“It will piss me off, unquestionably. But that only fuels the competitive push in me to shut everybody up,” he added.
What the FBI report reported
The FBI mentioned it “learned that garage variety 4, wherever the noose was found, was assigned to Bubba Wallace very last week.”
“The investigation also exposed proof, which includes authentic video clip confirmed by NASCAR, that the noose uncovered in garage quantity 4 was in that garage as early as October 2019. Despite the fact that the noose is now regarded to have been in garage variety 4 in 2019, no person could have known Mr. Wallace would be assigned to garage quantity 4 final week,” the agency mentioned.
When requested why the FBI characterized the rope identified in Bubba Wallace’s garage as a noose, Birmingham FBI spokesperson Paul Damon told CNN, “It can be my understanding that the rope was fashioned into a noose knot and applied as a door pull.”
Damon claimed 15 brokers have been assigned to the NASCAR investigation.
NASCAR also issued a statement relating to the FBI’s conclusion.
“We respect the FBI’s rapid and thorough investigation and are grateful to study that this was not an intentional, racist act towards Bubba,” the statement go through.
“We continue being steadfast in our determination to offering a welcoming and inclusive ecosystem for all who enjoy racing.”
CNN’s David Close, Dave Alsup and Randi Kaye contributed to this report.