In light of the renewed controversy surrounding the Confederate flag, Bubba Watson tweeted Thursday that he will be removing the flag's image from the roof of the General Lee, the iconic car from the "Dukes of Hazzard" TV series.
Watson purchased the General Lee in January 2012.
Debate around the flag has intensified in recent weeks after a gunman entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., on June 17 and killed nine people.
All men ARE created equal, I believe that so I will be painting the American flag over the roof of the General Lee— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) July 2, 2015
Warner Bros. announced last week that it would no longer sanction or manufacture "Dukes of Hazzard" merchandise bearing the flag, and TV Land on Wednesday confirmed that it will remove re-runs of the show from its lineup.