Trump Supporter Handcuffed, Kicked Out of Yankee Stadium for Displaying 'Trump Won' Banner


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.

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People on the deck below appeared to jump up in an attempt to pull the banner down but were unsuccessful.

Security guards confronted the men, and pictures showed that there appeared to be a struggle over the flag, the New York Post reported.

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.

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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.”

One Twitter user tweeted that it was “great” that the Trump supporters were kicked out of the game, but said that escorting one of them out in handcuffs might be “a little extreme.”

“You would think they had firearms,” she tweeted.

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Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. A University of Oregon graduate, Erin has conducted research in data journalism and contributed to various publications as a writer and editor.
Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. She grew up in San Diego, California, proceeding to attend the University of Oregon and graduate with honors holding a degree in journalism. During her time in Oregon, Erin was an associate editor for Ethos Magazine and a freelance writer for Eugene Magazine. She has conducted research in data journalism, which has been published in the book “Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future.” Erin is an avid runner with a heart for encouraging young girls and has served as a coach for the organization Girls on the Run. As a writer and editor, Erin strives to promote social dialogue and tell the story of those around her.
Tucson, Arizona
Graduated with Honors
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of Oregon
Books Written
Contributor for Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future
Prescott, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English, French
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Health, Entertainment, Faith