Green Monster draped with 'Racism is as American as baseball' sign

Green Monster draped with 'Racism is as American as baseball' sign

A sign reading “Racism is as American as baseball” was briefly draped over the Green Monster at Fenway Park on Wednesday night as the Boston Red Sox played host to the Oakland Athletics.

Unfurled between the third and fourth innings, the banner was confiscated by security personnel after a few minutes, according to Evan Drellich of WEEI, and those holding it were removed from the ballpark.

This marks the second time this season that racism has been a very public issue at Fenway Park. In May, the Red Sox and the mayor of Boston apologized to Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones after the five-time All-Star said he was “called the n-word a handful of times” during a game.

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