Fenway Park officials confiscate racism banner

From ESPN - September 13, 2017

BOSTON -- A few fans seated above the Green Monster at Fenway Park dropped down a sign that read "Racism is as American as baseball" during the fourth inning of the Red Sox's game against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.

The sign was draped over the top, middle section of the Green Monster and had a black background with white letters.

It was up for about one batter. There was a spattering of boos from the crowd as Red Sox security forced those holding the sign to remove it and escorted the people from their seats.

Umpire Joe West and police were seen on the field discussing what happened.

A Red Sox spokesman said four people were escorted from the park and that one of them said they were inspired by Black Lives Matter.

"During the 4th inning of tonight's game, four fans unfurled a banner over the left field wall in violation of the club's policy prohibiting signs of any kind to be hung or affixed to the ballpark," the team said, according to the Boston Globe. "The individuals involved were escorted out of Fenway Park."


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