Antifa Claim ‘Racism Is American’ Banner Stunt at Red Sox Game – Cite ESPN as Inspiration


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Alt-left radicals from Antifa disrupted a Boston Red Sox game last night to accuse Americans of blanket racism in a stunt they say was inspired by ESPN.


Spectators sitting above the Green Monster at Fenway Park rolled out a large banner reading, “Racism is as American as baseball,” during Wednesday night’s game between the Red Sox and Oakland Athletics.

The Red Sox addressed the incident in a statement after the game, saying, “During the 4th inning of tonight’s game, four fans unfurled a banner over the left field wall in violation of the club’s policy prohibiting signs of any kind to be hung or affixed to the ballpark. The individuals involved were escorted out of Fenway Park.”

Spectators sitting above the Green Monster at Fenway Park rolled out a large banner reading, “Racism is as American as baseball,” during Wednesday night’s game between the Red Sox and Oakland Athletics.

The Red Sox addressed the incident in a statement after the game, saying, “During the 4th inning of tonight’s game, four fans unfurled a banner over the left field wall in violation of the club’s policy prohibiting signs of any kind to be hung or affixed to the ballpark. The individuals involved were escorted out of Fenway Park.”

Social media has since been flooded with virtue signaling social justice warriors professing their appreciation for the defamatory exploit, and attacking those who found it to be tasteless, obnoxious or confusing.

“One of the four individuals involved told Red Sox security they were inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement,” reports Mass Live.

However, a less obvious but far more intriguing influence was cited by Boston Antifa in their public claim of responsibility.

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“We were largely inspired by Howard Bryant who now writes for ESPN,” they say. “His article ‘Don’t expect protests in baseball – it’s a white man’s game by design’ was inspirational.”

In Bryant’s 2016 piece, he asserts, “Baseball is a white man’s game, and is so by the specific design of the people who run it. In a country full of world-class black athletes, baseball cannot seem to attract many.”

According to statistics tracked by The Institute For Diversity and Ethics In Sports at the University of Central Florida, black players made up 18% of rosters in Major League Baseball (MLB) in 1991 – a sizable over-representation given that they were only 12% of the US population according to the 1990 census. Blacks now account for 7.7% of MLB rosters.

Since 1991, the percentage of white players in the MLB has dropped from 68% to 57.5%, while the Hispanic representation has exploded from 14% to 31.9%, with another 3% being comprised of Asian and ‘other’ racial identities.

If trends continue, Hispanics will soon become the dominant ethnicity in professional baseball.

Who will the cultural Marxists blame then?

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