Sports & Politics

Suns guard Steve Nash on the _Los Suns_ uniforms: _I think it's fantastic._

I think this is pretty cool; I want to go on record by saying I have read the enactment, however, I am unclear as to some of the recent explanations regarding its vagueness. Thus, maybe I have misinterpreted it? I hope so.

The Suns respect Latinos via Los Suns. Read all of the article here.

The Phoenix Suns will wear “Los Suns” on their jerseys in 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.”

The decision to wear the jerseys on the Cinco de Mayo holiday stems from a law passed by the Arizona Legislature and signed by Gov. Jan Brewer that has drawn widespread criticism from Latino organizations and civil rights groups that say it could lead to racial profiling of Hispanics. President Barack Obama has called the law “misguided.”

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11 thoughts on “Sports & Politics

  1. I thought it was great that the Suns organization did this. Arizona is very much populated by a Hispanic culture and that is great that they did this. It also looks pretty cool too i must add and they ended up beating the Spurs. I think they should wear these jerseys for the rest of their home games during the playoffs.

  2. Well it might be cool to change up the ordinary to try to say something, I think that polotics and real-world issues should be kept out of the sports world unless they deal with a tragedy like 9/11. While it might be a modern day issue, the Phoenix Suns have no say on the law and therefore should remain out of it. If the organization wanted to honor their hispanic fans they should throw some kind of cook out where the Latinos who do not find it offensive can go rather than having doing something as public as changing their jerseys.

  3. Well first off, the makers of the uniform didn’t even translate “The Suns” correctly. In spanish it would have been “Los Soles”. The sports world shouldn’t get involved in politics because it is not their place and makes current topics even more controversial because all they are doing is fueling the fire. The entertainment and sports industry should not be labeled by their political views and shouldn’t promote certain ideas. It is ok for an individual player or coach to publicize their views, but for an entire team to promote a controversy establishes a bias.

  4. I do not think it is appropriate for them to change their uniforms. Even though the uniforms do look cool, sports should not be getting involved in politics. I think it’s okay for an individual to express their opinion on an issue; However I do not think it is appropriate for an entire team to show bias one way or another on any issue because of the impact a team can have on the public.

  5. I do not think that sports should be involved in politics, however the jersey do look cool. The idea to change the name could cause controversy on the team itself, which would obviously effect them in their playoff games. A positive though is that showing this power sports team supporting a certain race presents an impact on society.

  6. I do not think they should have made the whole team wear it because they should express what they feel individually and not make the entire team wear it unless they are all in agreement. The issue going on right now about immigration is a big deal but i do not think they should have wore this at the game rather after would have been better. Politics and sports should stay separate and although they did make an effort to express themselves it is not appropriate since they have no say in the politics world.

  7. This is an interesting approach of displaying acceptance of other ethnicities. But bringing it into sports will carry the baggage of politics. Although, it is very important to recognize all groups of people and The Phoenix Suns approached that creatively.

  8. A good movie about sports events as they relate to world politics and conflict is the movie “Miracle.” It depicts the 1980 Winter Olympics hokey game between the United States and Russia and it shows the tension between the two teams of the time period at the closing of the Cold War era.

  9. Sports should be separate from politics, and politics separate from sports. The team should not be wearing those jerseys because it is offensive to the government and the people who support the law. They should just stick to playing basketball. And let the people in charge of the law stick to worrying about the law.

  10. I think it is nice to see that people notice that USA is a multicultural society and support a group of a certain culture. However, as far the law goes, I think it is not as efficient as it could be. The law will remove illegal immigrants, but not stop them from coming in. You have to first stop the flow before removing them.

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