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Dexter Fowler Stands Up For Iranian Wife, Defends Remarks On Trump’s Muslim Ban (Video)

by: Black Adam Schefter On  Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Just a few days ago, St. Louis Cardinals player Dexter Fowler simply answered a question and expressed his disappointment at President Donald Trump’s currently stalled travel ban. Fowler’s wife, Darya Baghbani, was born in Iran, one of seven Muslim-majority countries that Trump’s executive order restricted visas from.

“It’s huge. Especially anytime you’re not able to see family, it’s unfortunate,” Fowler told ESPN.

He received an unbelievable amount of backlash from Cardinals fans for his comments.

Despite the criticism he faced on Twitter and other social media sites, Fowler stood by his comments and apologized to no one.

“I gave nothing away. I’m always going to care for my family, and if a question is asked out of concern, I’m going to answer the question truthfully. It’s not to hurt anybody. It’s my perspective. It’s unfortunate that people think of things that way, but I believe they’re sensitive. I’m not the sensitive one.”

 

Pictures of Fowler’s wife:

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