On Wednesday night, a banner that read “Racism is as American as Baseball” was draped over the Green Monster at Fenway Park. The individuals behind the banner were quickly removed by security, but not before it made waves on Twitter.
Some praised the banner.
— Simran Jeet Singh (@SikhProf) September 14, 2017
People are saying they’re “confused” by what that sign at Fenway means? Guess next time it has to say: “Racism is bad”
— Nubyjas Wilborn (@nwilborn19) September 14, 2017
Others condemned it.
— Elliott Hamilton (@ElliottRHams) September 14, 2017
To the fans who draped that banner at Fenway you are disgraceful you do not exemplify Boston sports, you are the worst kind of people
— Dylan (@DJDmoney3) September 14, 2017
And many were simply confused by it.
Hopefully the sign at Fenway was written with the right intent/message in mind…but the fact that’s not clear means it was a bad idea.
— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) September 14, 2017
The Fenway banner people probably should have used less ambiguous phrasing…
— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) September 14, 2017
If the group’s intent was to denounce racism, the sign seems to have confused a lot of people.
— Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) September 14, 2017
I’m more moved by what compelled the person to do it. I mean, there’s certainly a reason to do it at Fenway
— Neal Coolong (@NealCoolong) September 14, 2017
I’m confused by this Fenway sign. Are they (the sign holders) racists or are they calling out racism? Forgive me, my brain is crap today
— Andy (@clevelAndy_) September 14, 2017
Some people were even amazed that they were able to sneak such a banner into Fenway Park.
That banner has gotta be 10 x 7. How do you get that past security in 2017?
— Mike Mutnansky (@MutWEEI) September 14, 2017
Sneaking a massive banner into Fenway (radius X pi X length) means I can probably smuggle a 12-pack in. Challenge accepted
— Jerry Thornton (@jerrythornton1) September 14, 2017
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