You are here

Dwight Yorke denied access to US

Published: 
Friday, February 17, 2017

News reports in the United Kingdom are reporting that T&T native  and former Manchester United player Dwight Yorke was denied transit access to Miami because of an Iranian stamp in his passport.

According to the Mirror UK, Yorke had previously played in a charity match in Iran in August 2015 and was prevented from passing through customs and immigration in Miami.

The news agency reported that money raised from the charity game was donated to people suffering from multiple sclerosis.

US President Donald Trump, early this year announced a 90 day ban on nationals of seven muslim countries and people who had visited those countries.

Those countries were Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.

The ban was overturned by US courts.

 

Disclaimer

User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Guardian Media Limited or its staff.

Guardian Media Limited accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.

Guardian Media Limited reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments.

Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed.

Before posting, please refer to the Community Standards, Terms and conditions and Privacy Policy

User profiles registered through fake social media accounts may be deleted without notice.