Fans broke rule of no signs hung at Fen­way Park

The Standard (St. Catharines) - - SPORTS -

BOS­TON — The Red Sox say fans who hung a sign about racism over the wall dur­ing a game were es­corted from Fen­way Park be­cause of a club pol­icy “pro­hibit­ing signs of any kind to be hung or af­fixed to the ball­park.”

Some fans un­furled a sign that read: “Racism is as Amer­i­can as Base­ball” dur­ing the fourth in­ning of Wed­nes­day night’s 7-3 loss to Oak­land.

Four in­di­vid­u­als were es­corted out. There were no ar­rests and no one was banned from re­turn­ing, club spokesman Kevin Gregg said Thurs­day.

The ban­ner was up on the wall for about one bat­ter un­til um­pires asked it be re­moved be­cause it was in fair ter­ri­tory on the left field wall.

There was a spat­ter­ing of boos from the crowd as Red Sox se­cu­rity forced the fans to re­move it and es­corted them from their seats.

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