A sports coach has resigned from his position after posting several racist tweets about a black Nascar racing driver.
Brent Nottestad was working as a golf coach at a school in Wisconsin when he posted tweets about driver Darrell Wallace Jr last week, according to The New York Post.
He has now apologised for his actions which he said were “a horrible mistake" and “went way over the line and it became racist" as well as resigning from Cambridge High School.
Nottestad posted about the driver after Wallace had tweeted: “There is only 1 driver from an African-American background at the top level of our sport…I am the 1. You’re not gonna stop hearing about ‘the black driver’ for years. Embrace it, accept it and enjoy the journey…”
Reports state the sports coach directly responded to this tweet by saying “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.”
Following this post, one of his tweets also included the number 1423 and the Anti-Defamation League claims this has links with a white supremacist prison gang. But the golf coach argues that the number he chose was random.
His tweet read: “Hey @BubbaWallace. Please quit with, ‘I’m black’ bs. You’re terrible. There are 1423 more credible drivers to get that ride than you.”
Not only that but Nottestad posted about the grandmother of Wallace, as he had recently posted about her death. Nottestad said: “Granny Jan die in a police shooting?”
His last tweet about Wallace was in response to a photo of his alongside a fan who is white in which he said “almost looks like going to the zoo.”
Nottestad's tweets about Wallace have now been deleted.