Relief pitcher Sergio Romo was a huge part of the San Francisco Giants winning the World Series Sunday.
At Wednesday's victory parade, the pitcher made an even stronger statement by wearing an "I Just Look Illegal" t-shirt.
It seems a rather strange statement for a man born in Brawley, California, to be making at a celebration of America's pastime.
Not according to Drop the I-Word campaign's Monica Novoa who told Colorlines.com, “Romo used his platform to show how ridiculous the notion is for anyone to be considered ‘illegal.’ He also is pointing to how this dehumanizing, inaccurate language goes hand in hand with racial profiling.”
"How ridiculous the notion is for anyone to be considered ‘illegal.’" Isn't that what laws are about?
Apparently not, as former Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning author and immigration advocate Jose Antonio Vargas voiced his support via Twitter Wednesday:
— Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) October 31, 2012
No human being is illegal?
Isn't that anarchy?