NASCAR Driver Fined For Saying "Fag" On Instagram
A "joke between friends" has turned into a 10,000 dollar fine for Nelson Piquet Jr., who was disciplined by NASCAR this week for calling a fellow driver "fag" on Instagram.
In response to fellow Nationwide Series driver Parker Kligerman's selfie after a workout, Piquet wrote a comment with a three-letter slur. Kligerman appeared to laugh it off with a comment of his own, but a fan snapped a screen shot and it caught NASCAR's attention.
In a Twitter exchange with @MatthewBreuer, Piquet said the comment was teasing between friends.
"Don't act like if u have never called your friends names," Piquet said in a now-deleted tweet. "Were (sic) not living in the 50s anymore bud.. jokes are jokes."
Do you think NASCAR made the right move with the $10k fine for an Instagram comment?
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