Protesters were reportedly escorted from Fenway Park on Wednesday night after draping a banner over the Green Monster that read ‘Racism is as American as baseball.’
Evan Drellich of Comcast SportsNet New England was among the first to provide an image of the banner and to report that the protesters had by removed by Fenway Park security.
Security quickly confiscated the banner and removed those holding it. pic.twitter.com/b8xjLBW8O5
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) September 14, 2017
The fans unraveled the banner and draped it over on the Green Monster in left field after the top of the fourth inning. The banner reportedly hung in place for the duration of the between inning warm ups before security arrived and removed it. The game was briefly delayed while security handled the situation.
According to ESPN’s Marly Rivera, third base umpire Joe West coordinated the banner’s removal with assistance from Boston police officials and Fenway Park security.
Umpire Joe West got together with Boston police officials and park security to have the fans who held up this sign removed from Fenway pic.twitter.com/EZYo94WqMR
— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) September 14, 2017
The game has since continued without any further delays or protests.
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