- St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler, a star player during the Chicago Cubs World Series-winning season last year, is standing by his recent comments calling Trump’s Muslim ban “unfortunate,” despite vicious — and sometimes racist — online backlash.
- Fowler, whose wife was born in Iran, told ESPN that his sister-in-law had recently delayed returning from a trip to Qatar for fear of being detained.
- And that his family has put off taking Fowler’s young daughter to visit family in Iran because of Trump’s executive order.
- “It’s huge,” Fowler said. “Especially any time you’re not able to see family, it’s unfortunate.”
- Fowler faced outrage from some fans, including calls to “be quiet play ball” and to “go back where you came from.”
- But Fowler, who is from Atlanta, is not backing down and many fans are thanking him for it. Read more (2/21/17 4:05 PM)