The ex-leader of UKIP Nigel Farage has declared that football should only be allowed to come home under a sensible and sustainable points-based system like the Australians.

While covering the matter on his LBC radio show, he said, ‘We can’t just allow football to come home without any restrictions – Mrs May needs to apply a points-based system to ensure that football fulfils a pressing need in the jobs market without placing an unsustainable burden on our public infrastructure.’

When a caller asked if football could perhaps take a job in the NHS, he replied, ‘That’s entirely unnecessary.’

‘With the extra £350m that the health service will receive every single week once we leave the EU, they can train anyone they want as long as they don’t have a funny accent.’

In a statement, the Home Office revealed that football may not be allowed to come home due to a ‘clerical error.’

A spokesperson for Home Secretary Sajid Javid said, ‘According to our records, football hasn’t entered the United Kingdom since 1966, and a junior member of staff has misplaced its landing card.’