‘Racism is as American as Baseball’ banner unfurled at Fenway Park

BOSTON — Security removed four people from Boston’s Fenway Park after a banner reading “Racism is as American as Baseball” dropped over the outfield wall on Wednesday night.

The sign — with large white letters on a black background — appeared in the fourth inning as the Red Sox hosted the Oakland Athletics.

The message prompted loud boos from the crowd that continued until guards removed the banner from the top of the legendary Green Monster.

It was only up for a few minutes before umpires requested its removal, according to the Associated Press.

According to a Red Sox spokesman, one person in the group said while being escorted out that they had been inspired by Black Lives Matter.