During the interview, fans in the grandstands began audibly chanting against President Joe Biden.
“Brandon, you also told me— as you can hear the chants from the crowd,” the reporter said as she was interrupted by the raucous crowd chanting, “F*** Joe Biden.”
The reporter, however, said the crowd was chanting “Let’s go Brandon,” in support of Brown’s victory. But footage of the incident makes it clear the crowd was chanting “F*** Joe Biden” — not “Let’s go Brandon.” The crowd continued their chant through Brown’s interview.
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yeah that’s not what they’re yelling pic.twitter.com/gd5zTu1yAU
— Jessica O’Donnell (@heckyessica) October 3, 2021
According to Fox News, NASCAR initially posted the portion of Brown’s post-race interview that included the anti-Biden chant to one of its social media channels. That post was reportedly later deleted without explanation.
The incident was a top trending event on Twitter by Sunday morning.
“Videos emerge of a post-race interviewer telling NASCAR winner Brandon Brown that the crowd was chanting ‘let’s go Brandon’ as an anti-Joe Biden chant featuring a derogatory word broke out at the Sparks 300 at Talladega on Saturday,” Twitter explained.