Protesters hang banner at Fenway Park that says 'Racism is as American as baseball'

Protesters hang banner at Fenway Park that says 'Racism is as American as baseball'
A banner with the message “Racism is as American as baseball” is draped over the Green Monster at Fenway Park. (Getty Images)

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.’

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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.

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.

The game has since continued without any further delays or protests.

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Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at bigleaguestew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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