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For a brief moment before Wednesday’s baseball game at Fenway Park, a few fans — maybe four, by the looks of this photo — unfurled a banner over the Green Monster that ruffled a lot of feathers.

Racism is as American as baseball, the sign said.

From the tweet above, umpire Joe West and his team asked police and security to remove the fans who held the sign.

According to MassLive.com, one of the fans said he was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Red Sox issued a statement, as per MassLive:

“During the 4th 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. The individuals involved were escorted out of Fenway Park.”

Red Sox remove a racism banner that was draped over the fabled Green Monster Maddie Meyer / Getty Images
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Ray grew up in the Bronx, New York, so no surprise --- he's a lifelong New York Yankee fan. He's suffered through the last 40 years of bad New York hoops (he's a Knicks fan) and gets occasional giggles from the Rangers (NHL finals last year!).  In addition to his ...Read more
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