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MLS Players Union condemns Trump executive order

8:57 PM WAT 30/01/2017
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Union executive director Bob Foose expressed concern and disappointment in a statement released on Monday.

The Major League Soccer Players Union has issued a statement expressing its disappointment in Donald Trump's executive order issued on Friday.

Trump's controversial executive order bans citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries as well as all refugees from entering the United States.

"We are deeply concerned, both specifically for our players who may be impacted, and more broadly for all people who will suffer as a result of the travel ban implemented on Friday," MLSPU executive director Bob Foose said in a statement. 

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"Details on the practical impact of the ban are still emerging, and we are still sorting through the potential impact on our players and their families. We are extremely disappointed by the ban and feel strongly that it runs counter to the values of inclusiveness that define us as a nation. We are very proud of the constructive and measured manner in which Michael Bradley expressed his feelings on the ban. It is our deepest hope that this type of strong and steady leadership will help to guide us through these difficult times."

Toronto FC and U.S. national team captain Bradley strongly denounced Trump's executive order in an Instagram post on Sunday.