A sign reading “Racism is as American as baseball” was unfurled at the top of the Green Monster at Fenway Park on Wednesday night during the Oakland A’s – Boston Red Sox game.. Security quickly removed the sign and those holding it.
[Update: I originally said Boston should be embarrassed, but many people have read this sign as being anti-racism. And many people have read it the other way. We’ll reserve ultimate judgement until we hear more.
Update 2: Anti-racism.]
This just the latest bad look for Boston in the race relations department. Last month Red Sox ownership said they would rename a street outside Fenway named after a racist former owner Tom Yawkey. Earlier this season there was an incident with Adam Jones at Fenway and CC Sabathia said that he had been called the “n-word” in Boston.
UPDATE: Here’s a zoom of one of the Getty Images of the three holding the sign.