'Donald Trump's policy is downright stupid' - England legend Lineker blasts new US president

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The former Barcelona striker was extremely critical of the US president's new immigration policy, which has divided Western politics

England legend Gary Lineker has attacked new US president Donald Trump's immigration policy in a string of angry tweets.

The former Tottenham and Barcelona striker, who won the Golden Boot at the 1986 World Cup, has been a regular critic of perceived anti-refugee rhetoric from Western politicians.

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But Lineker was as relentless in his Twitter ire as he's ever been with a strong verbal volley aimed at Trump on Sunday.

Trump's latest executive order to ban those from seven Muslim majority countries - Syria, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya - has attracted strong criticism from across the globe.

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In the sporting world, Great Britain's Olympic hero Mo Farah found himself banned from the country he trains in because of his Somali roots.

"It's deeply troubling that I will have to tell my children that Daddy might not be able to come home," Farah said in a moving statement posted on his official Facebook page on Sunday afternoon.

Back in football, Mexico legend Rafa Marquez is among footballers with renown in the US to have been critical of Trump since he was inaugurated earlier in January.