England legend Gary Lineker has attacked new US president Donald Trump's immigration policy in a string of angry tweets.
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 refugee policy is not just wrong it's downright stupid. Will only provoke more hatred, resentment and ultimately a greater threat.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 29, 2017
In just a week America appears to have gone completely insane with the lunatics running the asylum.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 29, 2017
And just to prove we're slightly bonkers ourselves, we've invited the head of the mental institution for a State visit. Well played.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 29, 2017
Is our Prime Minister really not going to speak out against this abhorrent policy across the pond?— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 29, 2017
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.
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.