A NASCAR crowd at Talladega Superspeedway broke into a “F–k Joe Biden” chant on Saturday — but an NBC reporter claims she heard something more benign.
NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast was in the middle of interviewing driver Brandon Brown after he won his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the famed Alabama racetrack when the crowd behind them broke into a chant, Fox News said.
“As you can hear the chants from the crowd,” Stavast said to Brown, according to a Twitter post after the race. “Let’s go Brandon.”
The clip shows that the crowd was actually sharing their displeasure with the president and were clearly shouting “F–k Joe Biden.”
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Red-faced NASCAR officials initially posted the interview on Twitter but later deleted it — without giving a reason, according to Fox.
The anti-Biden chant was the latest in a series of public denouncements against the first-term president, primarily in southern red states — including at college football games, a boxing match and even at the Ryder Cup golf tournament.
Biden has come under fire of late, including for his hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan and a mounting immigrant crisis at the US-Mexican border.
NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast was in the middle of interviewing driver Brandon Brown when the crowd started chanting, claiming to hear “Let’s go Brandon.”Sean Gardner/Getty Images
A Twitter clip shows that the crowd was actually sharing their displeasure with the president and were clearly shouting “F–k Joe Biden.”John Amis/AP
Unfazed on Saturday, Brown called his Talladega victory “a dream come true” and gave a shoutout to his dad.
“Dad, we did it,” he yelled. “Let’s go!”