Two Phoenix Suns’ Fans Ejected for Pro-AZ Immigration Law T-Shirts

May 18th, 2010 by Brian Tuohy Leave a reply »
According to the website, two Phoenix Suns' fans were pulled from their courtside seats during last Wednesday's Spurs-Suns game in Phoenix due to their pro-Arizona immigration law shirts.

The offending shirts were bright orange and read "Viva Los 1070," which is in reference to Arizona's recently passed immigration law, Senate Bill 1070.

One of the two fans, a Phoenix-area businessman named Jim Clark, stated the reason he wore the shirt was in response to the Suns' decision to wear uniforms bearing the name "Los Suns" on Cinco de Mayo.

According to Clark, he and his friend were visited by four security guards shortly after the game began. They were told to either remove their shirts or turn them inside out. When they refused, the pair were escorted out of the arena.

After talking to the stadium's security manager, both fans were allowed back into the arena with their shirts still showing as they received cheers and high-fives.

Clark claims the party responsible for fingering him and his friend were the NBA's broadcast partner for that game, TNT. The shirts were clearly visible within the broa ...

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