FULLERTON, Calif. —The Yokohama Tire Corp. suspended its sponsorship of the Los Angeles Clippers in light of Donald Sterling's alleged discriminatory comments.
“Yokohama Tire Corp. does not tolerate discrimination in any fashion,” the firm said in a statement. “The alleged remarks by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling are completely unacceptable and we find it necessary to immediately suspend our sponsorship of the organization as a result. We will continue to assess the situation and weigh our options. Meanwhile, we wish to express our continued support to the Clippers players and fans.”