Baseball-Fenway Park removes fans for racist banner

Sept 13 (Reuters) - Boston's Fenway Park removed four fans on Wednesday for hanging a large banner that read 'Racism is as American as Baseball' during the fourth inning of a Red Sox game against Oakland.

The black-and-white sign was dropped down over the middle section of the Green Monster during the fourth inning.

Red Sox spokeswoman Zineb Curran confirmed the incident to the Boston Globe.

"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," Curran said.

"The individuals involved were escorted out of Fenway Park."

The latest racial incident at Fenway Park comes after Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said he was subjected to racial slurs during a game in May.

The Red Sox apologized to Jones. (Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

09/13/2017 23:21

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