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US 'Racism is as American as baseball' banner removed from Fenway Park

04:15  14 september  2017
04:15  14 september  2017 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Four people were removed from the Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park for hanging a banner that read ’ Racism is as American as Baseball ’ during the game against Oakland.

Four fans were ejected from Fenway Park in Boston after they unveiled an anti- racism banner over It was taken down and the fans were removed peacefully within minutes. No arrests were made in We want to remind everyone that just as baseball is fundamental to American culture and history, so

Yankees-Red Sox at Fenway Park © (Getty Images) Yankees-Red Sox at Fenway Park

Banners are very common in baseball games but Fenway Park security was quick to remove one draped on the Green Monster Wednesday night.

Some fans draped a black banner over the iconic green wall in left field with the phrase "Racism is as American as Baseball" written across the front.

The banner was quickly taken down and the fans who set it up were removed, according to CSN New England.

This comes after an incident in Boston in which Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was allegedly called the "n-word" and had peanuts thrown at him at a game early in the season. Recently Red Sox ownership proposed that Yawkey Way near Fenway Park be renamed for David Ortiz.

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The above banner over the Green Monster was up for about one at-bat before Fenway Park officials removed it. "We want to remind everyone that just as baseball is fundamental to American culture and history, so too is racism ," said a statement from the ejected group that was later emailed to CSN.

Four spectators were removed from a Boston Red Sox baseball game on Wednesday night after unfurling a black banner that read ‘ Racism is as American as Baseball ’ as the team hosted the Oakland The statement added that “the individuals involved were escorted out of Fenway Park .”

Former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey was the last MLB owner to allow an African American player onto his roster, and new Red Sox owner John William Henry II wants to remove the Yawkey name from the business district due to the racist history that goes with it.

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