Fenway fans denounce racism with sign

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Three 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.

Some fans draped a black banner on the iconic green wall in left field with the phrase "Racism is as American as Baseball" written across the front.

The Red Sox had the fans and the banner removed.

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The banner was visible for about one batter before security escorted the fans, with the sign, from the stands. Just days later, a fan was banned from Fenway Park for using a racial slur to describe a national anthem performance.

The Red Sox have instituted a no-tolerance policy after Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, who is black, said he heard racist remarks during a game earlier this season.

In August, owner John Henry said his team will lead the effort to change the name of Yawkey Way.

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