- Protesters caused a stir at Boston's Fenway Park Wednesday night when they unfurled a banner proclaiming "Racism is as American as Baseball" over the famed Green Monster. Not just a sport for white, male populations who refuse to acknowledge that Black Lives Matter.
The person told the Post the group had intentionally chosen to stage their demonstration at a nationally televised Red Sox game, saying "We deliberately chose a platform in an attempt to reach as many people as possible".
According to a study by Pew Research Center - conducted from August 15 to August 21 among 1,893 USA adults - more than half of the participants said racism was a "big problem in our society". "The individuals involved were escorted out of Fenway Park", the statement read.More news: Trump offers to personally mediate dispute between Qatar, other Arab countries
A US military veteran was being honored by the Red Sox as the banner was unfurled, but the protester told Drellich that timing was coincidental. "So we did this banner as a gesture towards that, to have a conversation about that".
Was it calling attention to the issue of racism in America?
Fenway was in the news earlier this season after a fan shouted a slur at Orioles outfielder. John Henry the current owner of the team said recently that he was pushing to change a street name outside the ballpark to no longer honor a former owner who has been associated with practices considered racist.More news: David Johnson to undergo wrist surgery, be placed on IR
"All I can speak from is my own experiences", Farrell said, addressing accusations of racism at the park. "But it's unfortunate that you see examples of it".
"The game is the event, not a setting in which banners are going to be erected", he said.
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