A supporter of former President Donald Trump was escorted out of Yankee Stadium in handcuffs after he hung a large pro-Trump banner from the second deck.
Video and photos showed two men unrolling a “Trump Won Save America” flag and the stadium crowd appearing to erupt in a cheer of boos.
“Sounded like the entire crowd was booing until security confiscated the banner, which then resulted in a loud cheer,” Sports Illustrated reporter Max Goodman tweeted.
A couple fans at Yankee Stadium just unveiled a massive banner that reads “Trump Won Save America”
Sounded like the entire crowd was booing until security confiscated the banner, which then resulted in a loud cheer. pic.twitter.com/m56kjgkJ9W
— Max Goodman (@MaxTGoodman) May 28, 2021
People on the deck below appeared to jump up in an attempt to pull the banner down but were unsuccessful.
— Sam Zee (@SamZComedy) May 28, 2021
One of the two men appeared to be handcuffed as they were escorted away from the seating area.
The Athletic reporter Lindsey Adler said that there was “extremely loud cheering as the conspiracy theory banner people” were led away by security.
Now we have extremely loud cheering as the conspiracy theory banner people are led out of the section by security.
— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) May 28, 2021
Yankee Stadium has a series of policies and procedures “to provide a secure and enjoyable environment for everyone,” according to the team’s Major League Baseball website.
“Banners and signs are permitted provided they are baseball-related, in good taste, not of a commercial nature and not supported by wood, metal or other materials that could be injurious in a crowded public setting,” the policy reads.
“Any banner or sign may be removed, at any time, at the sole and absolute discretion of the Yankees.”
“Guests who refuse to follow the direction of Yankee Stadium Team Members* or who do not comply with the Guest Code of Conduct face immediate ejection and revocation of season tickets and/or future ticket privileges without refund and may also be in violation of New York State and City ordinances, resulting in possible arrest and prosecution.”
“You would think they had firearms,” she tweeted.