Dwight Yorke has been "denied entry" into the United States
Dwight Yorke has been "denied entry" into the United States.
Reports emerged on Friday that the former Manchester United striker was allegedly denied access at Miami airport because he has an Iranian stamp on his passport.
Yorke received the stamp after playing a charity game in Tehran in 2015, held to raise money for sufferers of multiple sclerosis.
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The United club ambassador had been on punditry duty on beIN Sports on Thursday night, and presenter Richard Keys vented his frustrations about the situation on Twitter, mentioning Donald Trump.
The President of the United States has imposed a ban on people from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen entering the country, and Keys expressed his dismay.
— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) February 17, 2017
Yorke has yet to comment, but Kaveh Solhekol, a reporter for Sky Sports News, later said that the former footballer had been "denied entry" to the United States.
Dwight Yorke confirms he's been denied entry to the US because of Iranian stamp in his passport. (Played in Tehran charity match in 2015.)
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) February 17, 2017
Yorke is from Trinidad and Tobago, and played in England for almost 20 years.
He started his career at Aston Villa, before joining United and winning three Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League.
Yorke later had spells with Blackburn, Birmingham City and Sunderland, as well as a stint in Australia with Sydney FC.
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