Red Sox remove a racism banner that was draped over the fabled Green Monster

The fans responsible were escorted out of the stadium,

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, 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."