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‘Racism Is as American as Baseball’ Banner Unfurled at Fenway Park - The New York Times
NYTimes no longer supports Internet Explorer 9 or earlier. Please upgrade your browser. LEARN MORE >> Baseball|‘Racism Is as American as Baseball' Banner Unfurled at Fenway Park Fans displayed an anti-racism sign between the top and bottom of the fourth inning during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park. Credit Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports, via Reuters Four fans were ejected from Fenway Park in Boston after they unveiled an anti-racism banner over the Green Monster on Wednesday night."Racism is as American as baseball," the sign said Mike Purcell Jersey.The banner was unfurled in the fourth inning, just above an advertisement for Foxwoods Casino Jerry Rice Jersey. Umpire Joe West consulted with the police and security about the sign because it was in fair territory. It was taken down and the fans were removed peacefully within minutes.No arrests were made in the incident.The Red Sox said in a statement: "During the fourth 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 individuals involved were escorted out of Fenway Park."Sam Kennedy, the team's president, told The Boston Globe that the fans "felt connected to the Black Lives Matter movement." Newsletter Sign Up Continue reading the main story Sign Up for the Race/Related Newsletter Join a deep and provocative exploration of race with a diverse group of New York Times journalists. Please verify you're not a robot by clicking the box. Invalid email address. Please re-enter. You must select a newsletter to subscribe to. You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times's products and services. An error has occurred. Please try again later. You are already subscribed to this email. View all New York Times newsletters. The protester also said that his group had no connection to the Antifa movement of militant anti-fascists.The Red Sox this year said that they were eager to change the name of Yawkey Way, a street by the park. It is named for Thomas Yawkey, a former owner of the team when it was the last to integrate, 12 years after Jackie Robinson.The Red Sox lost Wednesday's game to the A's, 7-3. They remained three games up in the American League East. Continue reading the main story Related Coverage Boston Red Sox Used Apple Watches to Steal Signs Against Yankees SEPT Trent Brown Jersey. 5, 2017
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