Fenway Park Security Remove Controversial "Racism" Banner From Fans

Four fans were kicked out of a Boston Red Sox game on Wednesday night after they unleashed a massive antiracism banner across the notorious left field wall, known as the Green Monster. The banner was up after the final out in the top of the fourth inning, and remained until just before the bottom of the inning when ballpark security confiscated it.

The newspaper reported that the sign was visible for around two minutes before security personnel intervened and removed two women and two men between the ages of 25 and 30 from the stadium.

Here is a close up shot of the banner.

Taking inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement and other organizing groups in the local area, the person said the group was in touch with those who planned a similar occurrence back in June.

"We are a group of white anti-racist protesters", the fans said in a statement to The Post.

One of the group members said that the banner was a response to the racist comments made at the beginning of the game season at Fenway.

"It's kind of telling that it is being interpreted as one".

This is not the first time Fenway Park and racism have been in the spotlight.

Red Sox spokeswoman Zineb Curran confirmed the incident to the Boston Globe. The four Boston Red Sox fans said that they had unfurled the sign, which was up for around one at-bat before being taken down, in order to highlight the prevalence of white supremacy. "Racism is as american as baseball", it read. "So we did this banner as a gesture towards that, to have a conversation about that".

"I think any time that there's a banner that is lofted over The Monster, it catches your attention", Red Sox Manager John Farrell said during a Thursday morning press conference.

The Red Sox this year said they were eager to change the name of Yawkey Way, a street by the park.

Vanessa Coleman

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