Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke has been denied entry into the US under Donald Trump’s strict new laws.
According to former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys, the former striker was denied entry as he “has an Iranian stamp in his passport”.
He wrote this morning: “Well done @realDonaldTrump. Man U ambassador Dwight Yorke denied transit access to Miami cause he has Iranian stamp in passport. #crazy”.
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President Trump passed a controversial executive order banning visas for seven Muslim countries, including Iran, which the Trinidad international has purportedly visited.
The law temporarily prohibits nearly all citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days – including those who have visited those nations.
Yorke's role as an ambassador at the Red Devils takes him all over the world, particularly playing for United legends XI’s in overseas friendlies.
After joining from Aston Villa in 1998, Yorke enjoyed a prolific four years under Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, scoring 65 goals in 147 games in all competitions.
He won three Premier League titles, one FA Cup and the 1998/99 Champions League title before moving on to Blackburn in 2002.