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Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke denied US entry due to Iran passport stamp

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Former Manchester United player Dwight Yorke was denied entry into the United States under President Donald Trump’s new border laws as he had an Iranian stamp in his passport.

The 45-year-old football legend was reportedly traveling to his home country of Trinidad and Tobago via the US when the denial of entry happened.

According to BeIN presenter Richard Keys, Yorke was refused to enter the US under the border controls recently put in place by President Trump.

Keys took to Twitter to express his dismay on Friday. “Well done @realDonaldTrump. Man U ambassador Dwight Yorke denied transit access to Miami [be]cause he has Iranian stamp in passport. #crazy”, he tweeted.

The Visa Waiver Program, which allows citizens of certain countries to enter the United States without a visa, was amended in January 2016 to exclude those who had traveled to Iran, Iraq, Syria and Sudan within the previous five years.

READ MORE: Al Arabiya's sport's editor Tarek Ali Ahmad interview with Dwight Yorke last year.