'Racism is as American as baseball' banner displayed at Fenway Park
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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 banner was only up on the famed green wall for a few minutes before security confiscated it and removed the people responsible for displaying it, according to Deadspin.

The Red Sox later released a statement about the incident but made no comment about the content of the banner.


“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 individuals involved were escorted out of Fenway Park,” the statement read.

The banner comes as conversations on race continue to dominate the national political climate after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last month that left one counterprotester dead.

Red Sox owner John Henry announced last month that he would be open to renaming Yawkey Way, the iconic street outside the stadium named after former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey, because of Yawkey’s racist past. Yawkey was the last owner in the major leagues to integrate his baseball team.