The Boston Red Sox have been the focal point of a few racially charged issues in 2017. On Wednesday night, someone sitting at Fenway Park’s Green Monster created another.
Fans sitting in the famed left field seats hung a banner saying “Racism is as American as baseball,” and were removed afterwards.
Some fans in the Monster Seats hung a banner over the wall that said, “Racism Is As American As Baseball.” Security removed them. pic.twitter.com/tVSai9XocY
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) September 14, 2017
Seen at Fenway tonight Mid 4 pic.twitter.com/Q4jg9w1z53
— Taylor Ness (@tnessLX) September 14, 2017
In May, Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones had racial slurs hurled at him from fans sitting in the outfield. The incident and corresponding fallout can be read about here.
More recently, the poor racial history of the Red Sox — specifically late former owner Tom Yawkey — resurfaced when current owner John Henry made his desire to rename Yawkey Way known.