SJWs are ruining sports again, dividing Americans with a stunt pulled during the 4th inning of a game in Boston’s Fenway Park.
As the Red Sox played the Oakland As, a group of self-described “white anti-racist protesters” unfurled a large banner over left field reading "Racism is as American as baseball."
They were promptly ejected and their banner taken down but in the era of 24/7 news cycles and social media, the impact was made and their message delivered.
At a time when American’s should be coming together in the aftermath of two devastating hurricanes, these activists sought to divide during a great American pastime — baseball.
What an insult to a sport that had front row seats to major moments of the civil rights movement including the amazing story of Jackie Robinson, the man who overcame real racism to break the colour barrier.
Today, Major League Baseball’s Clubhouse represents a diversity of backgrounds with black, white, Hispanic and Asian players from more than a dozen countries.
Maybe someone should send SJWs that memo.
But unfortunately, the SJW influence in sports is a growing trend as we saw again just this week when ESPN anchor Jemele Hill went on a Twitter tirade declaring President Trump a white supremacist and bigot.
ESPN hasn’t fired her or put her on leave, in contrast to what happened to noted Conservative and former big leaguer, Curt Schilling.
Baseball has been a unifying force in America when times are tough. So many powerful moments come to mind, like post 9/11 when Yankees and Mets players went to Ground Zero to visit victims, or when President Bush threw out the opening pitch at Old Yankee Stadium for game three of the World Series mere weeks after the attacks.
When he threw that strike down the middle, the Stadium and the entire country roared in a moment that proved baseball has the power to unify.
Today, the question is, how will the sport and baseball community react to this?
It’s my hope that some of the most prominent personalities in the sport, white, black, hispanic or Asian, push back on this.
But as we saw with the original decision for NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to take a knee during the national anthem, this has the potential to be the catalyst for a much larger and divisive debate.