Boston teams to play Anti-Racism PSA before games

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https://sports.yahoo.com/red-sox-will-start-playing-anti-racism-psa-games-fenway-park-182723086.html

The Boston Red Sox will be the first of five Boston pro sports teams to air an anti-racism PSA before its games starting Sept. 28. The PSA is titled “Take the Lead” and it comes after a season of high-profile racially charged incidents involving the Red Sox.

According to WEEI, the video features both black and white athletes asking fans to join them in opposing bigoted behavior at pro sporting events. The Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins and the New England Revolution have all agreed to play the PSA too.

Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy told the Boston Globe:

 

“When the incidents in May occurred, one of the first things we recognized was sports teams are high-profile, and we have the opportunity to help lead a high-level discussion around this. We wanted to take the lead in taking a stand against racism.”

In May, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said he was taunted with racial slurs by fans at Fenway Park, setting off a week-long drama that eventually involved the likes of Curt Schilling saying he didn’t believe Jones’ story.  Soon after, a fan was ejected from Fenway for aiming a racial slur at another fan and was consequently banned for life.

Last week, a group of anti-racism protesters hung a banner at the top of Fenway’s Green Monster which read: “Racism is as American as baseball.”

The Red Sox, meanwhile, have been trying to fight their franchise’s own ties to alleged racism back in the days of Jackie Robinson. The Red Sox were the last MLB team to add a black player to their roster. That happened in 1959, 12 years after Robinson joined the Dodgers. Former owner Tom Yawkey was accused of being a racist back then and it’s something that still doesn’t sit well with current owner John Henry.

Henry said last month that he’d support any efforts to rename Yawkey Way — one of the streets leading into Fenway Park — if other Boston leaders wanted to.

While the Red Sox’s anti-racism stance is commendable all around, it’s sure to be met with objections by at least some fans who will complain about political correctness running amok inside Fenway Park

This is silly.  White people dont need these PSA's to try to protect them from constant assaults.  This sort of message should be instilled by parents at home.  

Dashabox -

This is silly.  White people dont need these PSA's to try to protect them from constant assaults.  This sort of message should be instilled by parents at home.  

Lol

Good, apparently their fans can't behave like adults

Bill Russell still seems pissed at how Boston treated him after winning 11 championships 

OpenedUp - Good, apparently their fans can't behave like adults

I'll notify chiminos 

Ive always heard Boston is most racist town in the north. When Hoel Ward eliminated the bruins in ot in game 7 he got vile tweets

I don't think a rule against calling people racial slurs at sporting events is 'political correctness run amok'. Somehow I've made it to dozens of live sporting events comfortably without breaking that rule

When I was growing up the Yankees had a center fielder named Mickey Rivers. The fans in Boston would throw cherry bombs at him. I bet he wished they only called him racial names.

They don't need this msg at Bruins games. Honestly do not recall seeing blacks there.

Baseball, I can see an issue a bit. Long hot games, ton of day drinking and obnoxious bullshit. Many have 4+ beers in them by the time they enter fenway. It always has potential to be a shitshow.

Soccer?!?!? Cmon now. That's silly.

Celtics, usually a mixed crowd, can't imagine an issue there.

Patriots not as mixed, but

Celtics is such a tame crowd.  Bruins too really.  Only fools acting up at the garden are Montreal fans .  Peckerheads 

So this is for ALL racism or just some fuck white people shit?









I know the answer to this already and so does everyone else.

Cotton - So this is for ALL racism or just some fuck white people shit?









I know the answer to this already and so does everyone else.
Honestly feel like Boston has better race relations than we have had in years.