Former T&T, Manchester United star Dwight Yorke denied entry to US

Dwight Yorke

Dwight Yorke has reportedly been denied entry to the US, because of an Iranian stamp on his passport.

According to media reports by the Mirror, the Sun and Metro, the former Manchester United footballer was denied entry to the US on Friday morning.

A tweet from former Sky Sports presenter, now with BeIN Sport, Richard Keys, alleges that Yorke was turned back because he has a stamp in his passport showing he has visited Iran.

Yorke was travelling after completing a stint with BeIN Sport, who covered his former Manchester team in a Europa league game against Asse. United had won the game 3-0 thanks to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat trick.

"Well done @realDonaldTrump. Man U ambassador Dwight Yorke denied transit access to Miami cause he has Iranian stamp in passport. #crazy"

US president Donald Trump had thrown travel to the United States into chaos after signing an executive order placing a travel ban on persons coming from seven countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen). The legality of the ban has since been put in question with a federal judge putting a stay on the executive order. There is currently a court battle over whether or not, the ban will be re-instated.

Yorke is Trinidad and Tobago’s most successful footballer, earning notoriety as a dangerous striker and later midfielder, who plied his trade for Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sydney, and Sunderland. The former Manchester United star travels regularly as both a TV analyst and as a Manchester United ambassador.

Yorke made over 70 appearances for the T&T national team. At Manchester United, where he played from 1998-2002, he has the enviable record of scoring 52 goals in 96 appearances.  

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