The United States has been struggling with the issue of the Confederate flag for a long time coming. After the shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, there have been numerous protests against the display of the flag and what it represents.
Professional golf player, Bubba Watson has made his stance on the subject clear to the public.
Watson took to Twitter on July 2 to announce that he’s going to be making a serious change to his car, “All men ARE created equal, I believe that so I will be painting the American flag over the roof of the General Lee #USA”
The Masters Tournament two-time champion owns the General Lee car from the late 1970s American classic television show, The Dukes of Hazzard. The famous car is designed with a huge Confederate flag over the hood.
According to ESPN.com, the 36-year-old player bought the car for $110,000 at an auction years ago, but has now decided to remove the flag from his prized possession.
“I don’t want to offend anybody,” the Bagdad, Florida native told ESPN. “The car is American history, so why not the American flag on it? The show is a great show. It was what me and my dad watched. There was no racism in the show. But the flag offends people, so I thought, for sure, what we should do is take off, remove it, hide it, whatever you want to call it, and make sure that nobody is offended by it…Now with all the controversy going on I felt it’s the right thing to do. Make a statement, make a gesture…”