Fans ejected from Oriole Park after unfurling Donald Trump banner
Four fans were escorted out of Oriole Park at Camden Yards after unfurling a pro-Donald Trump banner during Thursday’s game between the Orioles and Blue Jays, according to a Baltimore Sun report.
The red, white and blue banner, which supported Trump’s reelection campaign, bore the messages “Keep America Great!” and “Trump 2020.” It was unfurled during the eight inning of the Orioles’ 11-2 loss.
The banner was not well received by other fans at the ballpark.
A “Take it down” chant broke out at Camden Yards as this was unveiled in the eighth inning tonight. The banner has not been well-received. #Orioles pic.twitter.com/Orr7rqn8im— Jon Meoli (@JonMeoli) August 2, 2019
Police and security asked the fans to take down the banner and ultimately led them out of the ballpark. Video later surfaced of the fans’ ejection.
As noted by the Sun, the Orioles reserve the right to handle such incidents related to banners in said manner.
Camden Yards policy is that no banners can be hung anywhere in the stadium so as not to obstruct other fans’ views of the game, according to a posting on the team’s website. Additionally, the team policy reads that “banners are subject to confiscation if the content is commercial, political, and/or in bad taste according to the Orioles’ discretion.”
The situation at the Orioles’ home ballpark comes amid the controversy spawned by Trump, who condemned Baltimore as “very dangerous & filthy” and “disgusting, rat and rodent infested” on Twitter last weekend. The inflammatory remarks stemmed from Trump’s ongoing conflict with U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, who represents Maryland’s 7th congressional district, which includes the city of Baltimore.