NASCAR needs to end its partnership with Barstool Sports after racist videos resurface
NASCAR didn’t need old racist videos to resurface on the internet to know exactly what kind of company Barstool Sports is.
But the clips, which include Barstool founder Dave Portnoy repeatedly using a racist slur, are just the latest examples of how NASCAR’s partnership with Barstool directly contradicts the governing body’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity. So if NASCAR wants that commitment to be taken seriously, it must end the deal now.
In a series of particularly disgusting video clips about Colin Kaepernick kneeling for the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality, Portnoy said, “I’m going to say something that’s racist,” before diving into a bigoted discussion comparing Colin Kaepernick to Osama bin Laden. Portnoy said the quarterback “looks like a terrorist,” while Barstool writer Kevin Clancy described him as having “terrorist skin,” among several other heinous remarks. They, along with Pardon My Take’s Dan Katz, also joke about blackface.