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.
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.
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I wonder if those government "educated" security guards, as well as their employer, have ever heard of the 1st Amendment?
Last time I checked, political correctness doesn't trump the God-given right to freedom of expression.
I have asked several people who oppose Arizona's new law to please point out to me just exactly what that law authorizes law enforcement to do in Arizona that federal law doesn't?
I'll get back to you if I ever get an answer.