Dodgers rethink flag ban

TY PILSON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 4:25 PM ET

The Los Angeles Dodgers have hit a home run after deciding to review their flag ban at games.

The brouhaha started June 9 when a group of Canadian fans got tossed from a Dodgers game for waving the Maple Leaf during the California club's tilt against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Dodgers, it seems, have a policy restricting all flags, banners and oversized posters in the stands.

A week later, fans waving a Taiwenese flag got the same 'lose it or leave' treatment from stadium security.

In light of the two incidents, the Dodgers announced yesterday they are rethinking their policy. Said Dodgers PR director Josh Rawitch: "We are reveiwing our policy on permitting flags into the stadium to try and help fans show pride for their home country."

For this, we applaud the Dodgers brass. Common sense has won out on this day.

While teams must worry about insurance and safety concerns, you can't turn the stands into a library. Imagine trying to pull that move at an English Premier League soccer game?

Attending sporting events in North America is, compared to much of the rest of the world, a safe outing and letting fans cheer on their countrymen poses no real hazard.


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