The 'Trump Won' Banner Guy Has Been Banned From MLB Stadiums—But He Has a Plan to Get His Message Out
Despite no proof of widespread election fraud and multiple refutes from Trump administration officials, some of former President Donald Trump's supporters are still under the delusion that Trump is the legitimate winner of the 2020 presidential election—and they're not being silent about it.
Dion Cini is one such supporter. Shortly after Major League Baseball season kicked off, Cini went to games at popular fields like Yankee Stadium in New York and Fenway Park in Boston. There, he hung flags saying "TRUMP WON," causing disruptions to the game.
Watch one instance below.
A couple fans at Yankee Stadium just unveiled a massive banner that reads “Trump Won Save America.” 🇺🇸🦅 https://t.co/YZuo3tsd5n— Agent Brandoe The PipeHitter (@Agent Brandoe The PipeHitter) 1622180487.0
Cini has a well-documented history of brandishing Trump paraphernalia at bars in New York City, outside apartment buildings, and at both Disney World and Disneyland (he's banned from both theme parks for life).
On Sunday, Cini announced on Twitter that he'd been banned from all Major League Baseball events due to his outbursts.
Officially banned from the MLB. It was a good run! This letter is priceless. #TrumpWon #TrumpPride… https://t.co/bLVRw20nmO— Dion Cini (@Dion Cini) 1624820476.0
The letter announcing the ban read in part:
"This activity is prohibited at each of these stadiums, and your fan code of conduct violations resulted in your ejection from each of them. A review of your public statements indicates that you intend to continue this behavior at other Major League Baseball stadiums, and that you are encouraging others to conduct themselves likewise. For these reasons, and effective immediately, you are hereby banned from all Major League Baseball stadiums and facilities, indefinitely."
But it may not come as a surprise that Cini is unrepentant, and is encouraging others to continue his demonstrations.
(Please share) MLB said i'm "encouraging others", they are correct. If you buy a https://t.co/FztyRMrq8R flag, drop… https://t.co/lZtLmrVfW4— Dion Cini (@Dion Cini) 1624885109.0
But the reception on social media hasn't been great.
@dioncini Looks like it would be great to start a Yuge Bonfire with!!!! Only thing those flags are good for— David Garlock (@David Garlock) 1624904727.0
@dioncini Actually, this flag would be much more appropriate. https://t.co/jCBskzVKIM— EricMartinWriter (@EricMartinWriter) 1624906114.0
@dioncini Imagine this being your contribution to society https://t.co/wTNGsnul2J— Beaufighter (@Beaufighter) 1624929367.0
@dioncini Well if the stores run out of toilet paper I know where to go— Midnight Meadow (@Midnight Meadow) 1624937008.0
@dioncini Another MAGA grifter? You don’t say!— The ⚡️Radical⚡️ 🤙🏼eft (@The ⚡️Radical⚡️ 🤙🏼eft) 1624902780.0
But Trump's delusional supporters, who often urge others to keep politics out of sports, heaped praise upon him.
@dioncini @TeamMaga45 It will continue! Thank you, @dioncini. GOAT!!! https://t.co/mSlZMBDG5y— Red Pilled Deplorable 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@Red Pilled Deplorable 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸) 1624834333.0
@dioncini @RealTina40 You should be Honored!! You are in the club, with only one Other Person!! And that is Pete Ro… https://t.co/WvN6h7atqC— James N Hendrick (@James N Hendrick) 1624839437.0
It's possible Cini will continue his "flag drops" during games in leagues from which he isn't barred.