Patriots and Red Sox launch campaign against hate
After various racist scandals in Boston, the city’s five major teams are joining forces to warn against hatred and encourage fans.
They want to send a signal – against racism and hatred.
After various scandals in the stadiums of Boston, the city’s five major teams are joining forces to encourage fans to stand up against hate.
Especially the Boston Red Sox baseball team has recently experienced various scandals.In May, Adam Jones was racially insulted by Red Sox fans during the Baltimore Orioles tour.
“The N-word has fallen several times.A disrespectful fan threw a peanut bag at me,”said Jones USA Today:”Thank you.Really great.”
According to the Red Sox, the fan was thrown out of Fenway Park after throwing the bag.Apparently, dozens of spectators were expelled for various offences at the stadium.
In September, in the game against Oakland Athletics, spectators unrolled a banner saying:”Racism is as American as baseball”.
One of the fans told CSN New England that the protest was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.
The city’s five major teams are now working together to combat all forms of hatred and racism.The Boston Red Sox (MLB), the New England Patriots (NFL), the Boston Celtics (NBA), the Boston Bruins (NHL) and the New England Revolution (MLS) have joined forces to launch the initiative “Take the Lead” – take the lead.
Players from all five teams produce a video in which they speak out against racism and violence.The work will be presented for the first time on 28.September in Fenway Park, the Red Sox Stadium.
Afterwards, all the other teams will also play the clip in their stadiums.The teams want to use their role model function and set an example.