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Friday, November 24, 2017

Fans removed for holding racism banner at Fenway Park

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Fans were removed from Fenway Park for holding a sign about racism in baseball during the top of the fourth inning of Wednesday’s Red Sox-A’s game.

The sign was in black and white and stated: “Racism is American as baseball”.

MassLive.com’s Jen McCaffrey says the banner hung for about a minute over the Green Monster in left field before security removed it and the three fans who were holding it.

The Boston Red Sox have a long history with racism issues. The team was the last in baseball to integrate racially. Earlier this season Sox fans were accused by Orioles outfielder Adam Jones of racist behavior. Even recently, team owner John Henry said he wanted to start a movement to change the name of a street behind the Monster that’s named after former team owner Tom Yawkey, who had a racist history.

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