Former Tennessee guard J.P. Prince and Texas A&M center Joseph Jones are stranded in Dubai after Iran refused to let them return to the country after a team trip, due to the ‘Trump Ban’ on refugees.Trump ban

Both Americans play professional basketball in Iran for Azad University Tehan, but they were barred from the country, according to a report from The Vertical due to Iran’s ban of American citizens. The measure was retaliation for an executive order signed by President Donald Trump, which temporarily bans citizens, regardless of their immigration status, of Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Libya and Yemen from coming to the United States.

“We are waiting for clarity from the team,” Eric Fleisher, the agent for both players, told The Vertical. “It’s tough. It doesn’t look like they can finish the season in Iran. It’s not good to be out of a job. Secondarily, all their things are in Iran. They can’t go back and get them. It’s been difficult.”

It is clear there are mixed reactions to Trump’s executive order and the fallout is only beginning to come to the forefront. What will happen when it’s a more prominent athlete getting caught up in the “ban”? It shouldn’t come to that, but maybe that’s what we need to fully understand what is happening right now in our Nation.

Dan Schalk is the Founder of MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @FFSportsTalk

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