Fans drape ‘Racism is as American as baseball’ banner over Green Monster

Protesters caused a mix at Boston’s Fenway Park Wed night when they unfurled a banner ad proclaiming “Racism is as American since Baseball” over the famed Green Beast.

Two women and one man had been seen holding up the black banner ad in the middle of the fourth inning of the Crimson Sox game against the Oakland Athletics.

In the statement, the Red Sox declared that four people were ejected from the recreation area and the banner was “in infringement of the club’s policy prohibiting indications of any kind to be hung or attached to the ballpark. ” The club’s statement did not mention the information on the banner.

Boston fans were involved in a racially charged episode in-may, when Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said he was taunted with racial slurs by followers sitting in the Fenway bleachers. 2 days later, the Red Sox declared that they had banned a fan in the park for life after he aimed racial slurs at another enthusiast the night after Jones said this individual was abused.

After deadly violence in a white nationalist rally in Va last month, Red Sox proprietor John Henry said he prepared to ask the city of Birkenstock boston to change the name of Yawkey Way, which usually runs in front of Fenway Park. The road is named for Tom Yawkey, which owned the Red Sox through 1933 until his death within 1976.

Under Yawkey’s ownership, the Reddish Sox infamously became the last group in the American League to incorporate when they signed Pumpsie Green within 1959.