The Phoenix Suns will be donning their "Los Suns" jerseys tonight (Cinco de Mayo) to protest the new Arizona immigration law.
Good for them. The new law seems egregiously intrusive, giving law enforcement "broad power to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally."
The jerseys are a pretty powerful statement, but I wonder if this is going to usher in greater prominence of political or cause-related messaging on uniforms and in the stands.
I can just picture it now: Mikhail Prokhorov, perhaps trying to stave off a light sweet crude import tax, gets his Brooklyn Nets to wear jerseys that read "Vote Nyet!"
UPDATE 5/6: Amusing comments from Jay Leno's monologue last night: "To protest
Arizona's new immigration law, the Phoenix Suns are all wearing jerseys
that read "Los Suns." Thankfully, they were able to get the jerseys made
quickly using an illegal sweat shop, but they were able to turn them
out. Boy, talk about making a point. The Phoenix Suns are wearing jerseys
written in Spanish, made in China, modeled after their best player,
Canadian Steve Nash. There you go, that is America! That is America!"