The “Let’s Go Brandon” trend is still spreading like wildfire across the United States. The phrase, which started as an unintentional code for “F*ck Joe Biden!,” is now a growing phenomenon in various events, most especially in the fanatical domain of professional sports. After all, the roots of the craze can easily be traced to the rowdy but the freedom-loving NASCAR community.
In October, the “Let’s Go Brandon” chant was inadvertently concocted when NBC Sports reporter Kellie Stavast – while interviewing Brandon Brown who won his first Xfinity Series victory at Talladega Speedway – tried to cover up the fans who were chanting “F*ck Joe Biden”. The chant has evolved into a more TV-friendly way to express contempt for the Democrat president.
However, the sport that inspired the anti-Joe Biden “Let’s Go Brandon” itself, has denounced the growing phenomenon.
Believing that the sport should not be tainted with politics, NASCAR President Steve Phelps recently stated that the famous chant has led to an “unfortunate situation” that the stock car racing world will not tolerate.
“It’s an unfortunate situation, and I feel for Brandon, I feel for Kelli. I think, unfortunately, it speaks to the state of where we are as a country. We do not want to associate ourselves with politics, the left or the right,” Phelps told Fox News.
Moreover, Phelps stressed that NASCAR would “pursue” anyone who misuses NASCAR’s logo by associating themselves with “Let’s Go Brandon.”
“We will pursue whoever (is using logos) and get that stuff. That’s not OK. It’s not OK that you’re using our trademarks illegally, regardless of whether we agree with what the position is,” Phelps said.
The mania won’t be fizzling soon however, as Biden haters continue to ramp up their stunts to deliver their message to the president. During Saturday’s Georgia-Missouri football match, a huge banner reading “Let’s Go Brandon” flew in the sky.
This previous weekend, Twitter account @OldRowViral posted a video footage of a plane pulling the banner above Sanford Stadium.