HOUSTON — The N.F.L. Players Association said Thursday that it was opposed to President Trump’s temporary ban on refugees and on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries.
“Our Muslim brothers in this league, we got their backs,” said Eric Winston, the union’s president. “These guys are players in the National Football League; their families are our families.”
There are believed to be only a handful of Muslim players in the league.
Mohamed Sanu, a wide receiver on the Atlanta Falcons who is Muslim, was one of the few players this week who expressed an opinion to reporters about the ban.
“It’s a very tough situation, and I just pray that us as a country and a world can be united as one,” he said Monday. “It’s really hard for me to talk about this right now. It would take a lot of time, so I just want to focus on the game…