A few fans seated above the famous Green Monster dropped a sign denouncing racism Wednesday night during a Boston Red Sox-Oakland Athletics game at Fenway Park.
The sign, which hung over the 37-foot tall Green Monster, read, “Racism is as American as baseball,” with white lettering over a black background.
The sign was hung only for one batter during the fourth inning. The umpires asked for the sign to be removed because it was in fair territory. There was a chant of boos from the crowd when Red Sox security was forced to remove the sign and escort the protesters out of the ballpark.
According to a Red Sox spokesperson, four fans were removed from the park, and one of...