Sergio Romo struck a sensitive chord when he proudly showed off his "I only look illegal" shirt during the Giants' 2012 world championship parade, which called into question the since-removed Arizona law that allowed police to detain people based on the suspicion that they might be illegal immigrants.
Romo, a Mexican who was born in America, signed a contract with local ice cream company Three Twins to further the statement with the release of a new flavor -- "Sergio Romo's Mexican chocolate." Pints will be stamped with the phrase "It only tastes illegal" and are expected to hit stores in September.
Three Twins Ice Cream founder Neal Gottlieb released the following statement to the Haighteration blog:
"The inspiration of course came from the shirt that he wore at the World Series parade, which got a lot of people talking and thinking about immigration policy in the United States. Mexicans and Mexican Americans play such an important role in Major League Baseball and Three Twins Ice Cream that it seemed like a natural fit. While some claim to be offended by the logo and artwork, we think that it is topical, quirky and fun."
Here's a sneak peek at the packaging: