'Racism is as American as baseball' banner hung at A's game

Marly Rivera

A banner is unfurled over the left field wall during the fourth inning of a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.

Red Sox manager John Farrell discusses the anti-racism banner unfurled by protesters at Fenway Park. In his Facebook post, he also wrote the game was not delayed.

"The Red Sox later released a statement about the incident, but made no comment about the content of the banner".

The protesters later revealed to CSN New England that the banner was meant to be an anti-racist statement.

Three people reportedly unfurled the banner for several minutes during Wednesday night's game, an act that a group of activists says was created to send a message of antiracism to as wide an audience as possible. Not just a sport for white, male populations who refuse to acknowledge that Black Lives Matter.

According to Evan Drellich of CSNNE, the banner was quickly confiscated and the fans using it were removed. It has been for a long time, and that no white people can avoid the history of racism, essentially.

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Back in May the Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said slurs including the N-word were thrown at him while playing at Fenway. "Certainly they have the right to express their opinions, and I know that we have a policy that you can't affix a banner from anywhere in the ballpark".

"Racism is as American as Baseball", the huge banner read.

Racism is still ingrained in the American society, it seems.

Many people aren't, or initially weren't, sure what to make of the message.

"People booed us as we walked out, asking us to find something better to do", they said.

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