Jeremy Fuller a Red Bull Racing Team crew member was fired on tuesday for a comment he posted on Twitter this past weekend.
A Red Bull Racing crewman was fired for an anti-gay tweet he posted Sunday night following the Sprint Cup race at Infineon Raceway.
Prior to flying out of San Francisco on Sunday night, Jeremy Fuller, a contract employee and tire changer, posted on Twitter a photo of a gay pride banner on a car with the comment, “This is way [sic] I don’t live here!”
One of his Twitter followers responded with a tweet that read, “if we could get rid of them, it’d be a lot better.”
It appeared that Fuller later replied to that tweet, but did not re-tweet the original message. The response read: “lol.. Don’t we all wish!”
Fuller said Tuesday night that his initial tweet was meant as a joke to another crew member. He said he never posted that response and was on a plane when that appeared on his Twitter account. He took down the posts Monday morning, and Fuller said Tuesday night that he had been fired by Red Bull Racing and by Turner Motorsports, where he also worked a few races as a tire changer in the Nationwide Series.
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