TORONTO (AP) -The Los Angeles Dodgers will reconsider a ban on flags and banners at Dodger Stadium after stadium security members got into a dispute with fans waving a Canadian flag at a June 9 game between Los Angeles and Toronto.
The review was confirmed by team spokesman Josh Rawitch before Wednesday's game at Toronto.
At the June 9 game, security attempted to confiscate the flag from Lee Fraser of Pembroke, Ontario, after Fraser waved it during the seventh inning stretch. Fraser is president of an expatriate group known as Canadians Abroad, two members of which were ejected for arguing.
Reports in Toronto media led to a flood of critical comments on the Canadians Abroad web site. Rawitch said the Dodgers have invited the members of Canadians Abroad to attend another game at no cost, where they will meet with Canadian-born catcher Russell Martin.
Wednesday's edition of The Toronto Star reported that the Oakland Athletics have invited another member of the group, Tammy Laverty of Ottawa, to perform the national anthems at an upcoming game.
Under the current policy, only hand-held flags are permitted inside Dodger Stadium. Large flags, banners and other lettered signs are prohibited in an effort to prevent visual distractions to other fans, Rawitch said.

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