|The “General Lee” owned by Bubba Watson during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on February 3, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona. PHOTO BY CHRISTIAN PETERSEN/GETTY IMAGES|
Amid a growing controversy over the Confederate flag, the “General Lee” is getting a paint job – at least the one owned by pro golfer Bubba Watson.
The two-time Masters champ took to Twitter to announce a makeover of the iconic car from the 1980s TV hit “The Dukes of Hazzard.”
In 2012, NASCAR banned Watson’s plan to drive the “General Lee” at Phoenix International Raceway over concerns about a negative reaction to an image of the Confederate flag on its roof
Reruns of the 1980s action comedy were pulled this week by the TV Land network. Warner Bros., which produced the series, last week halted production of toy replicas of the car, the 1969 Dodge Charger stock car driven by rambunctious Southern cousins Luke and Bo.
Source: CBS News