Walsh: Fenway Anti-Racism Banner Good Message, But Wrong Time And Place

Fans drape 'Racism is as American as baseball' sign over Green Monster in Boston

A banner reading "Racism is as American as baseball" was unfurled over the Green Monster at the Boston Red Sox's Fenway Park Wednesday.

The black-and-white sign was dropped down over the middle section of the Green Monster during the fourth inning.

A close up of the photo shows three individuals holding the banner. Security personnel confiscated the banner, and ejected four fans from the ballpark.

"There were originally about eight people involved who had this idea, and those eight people come from various organizing groups in the Boston area", the person explained.

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The protesters claim not to be affiliated with any particular group.

The Boston Globe reported that the crowd booed the banner until it and the protesters were removed by security.

Fenway Park has a long history of racism, with opposing players hearing racial slurs shouted from the crowd, so the protesters picked a ideal spot to deliver their message loud and clear.

"I guess we should have seen that coming, but we also didn't think of it as an ambiguous message", the group member said.

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CSN New England said racial slurs also were hurled at Orioles outfielder Adam Jones during a game at Fenway earlier this season, leading the Red Sox to institute a no-tolerance policy. That person reportedly "left on their own volition".

We'll keep you updated if and when the team issues a statement.

White people must wake up to the reality before white supremacy will be dismantled, said the statement, and the group urges anyone interested in taking action or learning more to contact the local racial justice group.

Good thing it wasn't really them, as Rob Manfred would have had no choice but to dissolve Major League Baseball under their vast and persuasive pressure and then all of us would be in a bad spot.

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