As you can see, the portion of the rope that shows the hand loop (aka “noose) in 2019 was cut off in 2020. The rope did not break, it was cut. The question then becomes was this a mistaken interpretation or an intentional effort to create the appearance of targeted hate?
The answer to that question becomes clear when you look at the same rope on the adjacent stall, #5. A full picture (shown below) shows the pull-down rope on the stall next to Bubba Wallace also contained a hand loop tied into it. However, it is clear from the kinks in the rope the hand loop was untied. Likely by the same person who cut-off the “noose” on stall #4 being used by Bubba Wallace’s crew.