Two fans were asked to leave the Phoenix Suns game last week after they wore “Viva Los 1070” shirts to the game.
Alex Pappas at The Daily Caller reported:
Two fans at a Phoenix Suns basketball game were ejected from their first row seats and removed from the arena last week after refusing orders from security guards to take off their shirts in support of Arizona’s recently passed law against illegal immigration.
One of the fans, businessman Jim Clark, said he and a friend, who were wearing orange shirts that read “Viva Los 1070,” eventually were allowed to return to their seats during last Wednesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs after speaking with a security director.
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This is not the first occurrence of politics creeping into the Suns basketball games: On Cinco de Mayo, team owner Robert Sarver came up with the idea for the team to wear “Los Suns” on their jerseys in protest of the immigration law. That’s what drove Clark to don his own shirt.
“If they’re going to shove their politics down my throat, I’m going make a message of my own,” Clark told The Daily Caller.
The phrase “Viva Los 1070” is in reference to the recently passed Arizona immigration law, Senate Bill 1070.