NASCAR has long been one of the most popular sport competitions in the Southern United States. NASCAR knew there would be backlash when it still decided to go ahead and ban the display of the Confederate Flag from its races, indeed leading to ire and backlash from some fanatics.
The Confederate States of America were an organization that fought against the United States of America from 1861 to 1865 in the US American Civil War. It defended slavery and white supremacy at its core. Even though this organization was defeated, some NASCAR fans still waved the Confederate Flags at the races. NASCAR had call on fans to stop doing so, in 2015.
Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, the only African-American driver in the blue-ribband Cup Series, called for the ban of the flag in an interview and within two days NASCAR acted and banned it. That same night, Wallace sported a #BlackLivesMatter scheme at the race in Martinsville, Virginia. Some doubt the ban is enforceable, but the decision is a step forward. The flag will not be missed, as Ryan McGee writes for ESPN.
Federer out, Djokovic cries. Roger Federer has announced that he will not come back to play tennis this season due to a knee surgery. Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic went back to play his home in Belgrade, which moved him to tears after he dropped in front of 4,000 fas in his Adria Tour. Yahoo
Crowds are back in the stadiums. While the Premier League is devising its plans to come back to action with the fans on screens, New Zealand Super Rugby league came back to action with crowds of fans in situ and without facemasks. By CNN.
This week’s Royal Ascot might be the biggest sport event since the Coronavirus crisis started. For the first time in 68 years, the Queen will not be present. There will be eight Grade I horse races from Tuesday to Sunday.
In the United States, the first leg of the Thoroughbred Racing Triple Crown is on with the Belmont Stakes and three other Grade I races, at Belmont Park.
Ken Roczen (GER) won the 5th race in Salt Lake City and aims to deny Eli Tomac the chance to clinch the Supercross World Championship this week and take it to the Monster Cup in October.
The Warcraft Gold Team League will be decided among three Asian teams this week.
June 16-22, 2020
Royal Ascot (GBR, 8 Grade I races)
Belmont Stakes (USA, 4 Grade I races)
Supercross World Championship, Salt Lake City (2 races)
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