The Phoenix Suns on Tuesday announced that they will be wearing an alternative jersey identifying them as “Los Suns” during Wednesday’s playoff game to voice the team’s disapproval for Arizona’s tough new immigration law.
Robert Sarver, the team’s managing partner, said in a statement that the alternative uniforms will be worn during Wednesday’s home playoff game against the San Antonio Spurs in order to voice opposition to the law that Sarver said is not the “right way” to handle immigration reform. The Suns won the first game of the series Monday night.
“The frustration with the federal government’s failure to deal with the issue of illegal immigration resulted in passage of a flawed state law,” Sarver said. “However intended, the result of passing this law is that our basic principles of equal rights and protection under the law are being called into question, and Arizona’s already struggling economy will suffer even further setbacks at a time when the state can ill-afford them.”