More NFL Players are joining a growing group of NFL players who are standing up against President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting travel to the U.S. from six majority-Muslim countries.
The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) announced on Tuesday that it will be filing a lawsuit against the order, which Trump signed last month.
NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith said that the league is preparing a new plan to protect the league from Trump’s actions.
“We are in this together,” Smith said.
“The NFLPA and all players are united in opposing the president’s policies that discriminate against our players and our communities, and we’re working together to ensure our players are protected.”
The NFL will continue to support our players, our teams and our fans by continuing to travel to countries that our players will be forced to flee.
“Trump signed an executive order barring all refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States for at least 90 days.
The White House issued a statement on Monday saying that the president has the right to determine what is and is not a country and that “there is no doubt in my mind that he is following all of the rules that apply to anyone entering the U,S.A.”
The order also suspends entry for the next 120 days for Syrian refugees from the Middle East and North Africa and 120 days from Yemen, Iraq and Sudan, a temporary pause until the administration has further information on the safety and security of the people entering the country.
The president has not issued any new travel bans against Muslims.
A group of former players, coaches and other executives, including New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, have issued a letter on Tuesday urging Trump to rescind the order.”
We hope you will listen and act swiftly to protect our players.””
Players and coaches have said they have a moral obligation to stand up to racism, and now they have the opportunity to do so.
We hope you will listen and act swiftly to protect our players.”
Trump’s order also barred the U’a from awarding a Nobel Peace Prize to a person for making a political statement.
It has prompted the UAA to cancel the 2019 football season, which was scheduled to begin this week.