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    Bubba Watson to remove Confederate flag from ‘General Lee’ 

    Jul 4, 2015
    John Schnieder, star of the 1980's television show "The Dukes of Hazzard", waves from the General Lee before the Kobalt Tools 500 auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia in this March 9, 2008, file photo. Golfer Bubba Watson says he's pain

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia — Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in "The Dukes of Hazzard" television series.

    The two-time Masters champ said on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) he'll replace it with the US flag on the roof of the "General Lee 01."

    Confederate symbols have been the focus of debate since nine people were killed June 17 at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. Authorities say the accused gunman had posed in photographs with the Confederate battle flag.

    Watson said after his round at The Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia that his decision "was the right gesture for me to do." He also said the American flag sends a statement that everyone is "created equal."

    An Illinois-based auto museum offered Friday to buy the car as-is from Watson.

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    John Schnieder, star of the 1980's television show "The Dukes of Hazzard", waves from the General Lee before the Kobalt Tools 500 auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia in this March 9, 2008, file photo. Golfer Bubba Watson says he's pain
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