Four Antifa campaigners inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement were kicked out of Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park on Wednesday for unveiling a banner which read “racism is as American as baseball.”
The anti-racism sign was unfurled during a Major League Baseball game between hosts the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics.
A local activist group called the Boston Antifa said on Twitter it was responsible for the display.
“Now a question to you: Baseball is racist. Do you support racism?” the group said in a tweet.
The group has since labelled themselves as “a group of white anti-racist protestors” in a statement to the Washington Post.
They said: “We want to remind everyone that just as baseball is fundamental to American culture and history, so too is racism.”
A Red Sox spokesperson confirmed the removal of the individuals, stating: “During the fourth inning of tonight’s game, four fans unfurled a banner over the left field wall in violation of the club’s policy prohibiting signs of any kind to be hung or affixed to the ballpark.”
Only four months ago the MLB franchise was forced to ban a fan for life for using a racial slur during a game, and the night before it was reported that Red Sox fans goaded Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones with racial insults.
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