Many sports figures have already spoken out against Donald Trump’s travel ban, and you can add NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the list.
Over the weekend, Earnhardt tweeted his support for immigrants, saying: “My fam immigrated from Germany in 1700s escaping religious persecution. America is created by immigrants.”
@GelarBudidarma my fam immigrated from Germany in 1700s escaping religious persecution. America is created by immigrants.
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) January 29, 2017
Many people responded positively to Earnhardt’s thoughts, but many also voiced their disagreement. To show the divide, here are some responses to his tweet that gained a lot of traction.
— Khaled Abdallah (@khaled74) January 30, 2017
— Maureen (@mmaureen7) January 29, 2017
@DaleJr Thank you Mr. Earnhardt. We need more prominent Southern voices to speak out.
— David V. Iannelli (@DVIannelli) January 29, 2017
— Patricia Kelly (@BuckeyePatricia) January 29, 2017
And of course, it wouldn’t be Twitter without a handful of “stick to X” comments:
— Ken Durn (@kdurn2003) January 30, 2017
— Dennis Whitworth (@WhittyPics) January 30, 2017
@DaleJr Love ya. But stick to doing what you do best. Turning left.
— RonnieJames (@Holydiver757) January 30, 2017