Phoenix Suns to protest Arizona immigration law by wearing “Los Suns” jerseys tonight

posted at 5:40 pm on May 4, 2010 by Allahpundit

It’s funny. Just this morning, while I was making my way through Eugene Robinson’s ode to the current state of border security, I had ESPN on and started thinking, “Why can’t sports be as tediously, tendentiously politicized as everything else in American life now is?”

Sometimes, my friends, dreams do come true.

The Phoenix Suns will wear “Los Suns” on their jerseys Wednesday for Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals, owner Robert Sarver said, “to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona and our nation.”…

He said that the law calls into question “our basic principles of equal rights and protection under the law” and will cause Arizona’s economy to suffer setbacks at a time when the state is already in economic distress.

First, shouldn’t “Los Suns” be “Los Sols”? Second, if this tool wants his team dudded out in protest gear, it’s his dime, but I wonder how smart of a marketing strategy it is to make a show of opposing a law favored by 60 percent of the public. Amnesty shills will love it but a larger number of amnesty opponents will hate it, and a swath of people in the middle will wonder why they’re being treated to political propaganda when all they want to do is watch hoops. Fun fact for “Los Suns” fans to chew on: Illegals are vowing that they’ll keep on coming unless and until we seal the border, which would actually be comparatively cheap to do if it weren’t so, you know, racist.

Since “Los Suns” feel comfortable injecting politics into sports, I’m going to feel comfortable injecting this story into this post: Earlier today, Jan Brewer got an envelope filled with white powder from some unknown member of the Lords of Progress. Exit question: Who’s responsible for this “climate of hate”?


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