Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure has dramatically claimed that nobody cares about the his country because they are African, after their controversial exit from the World Cup was essentially ignored.
Anger at Referee
The Manchester City star had been incensed by the performance of referee Carlos Vera in their final group game which saw Greece awarded a last gasp penalty and sensationally knock out the Ivory Coast.
Toure claims that he desperate for the referee to punish the simulation of Greek forward Georgios Samaras, which was highlighted throughout the majority of the game in Fortaleza a week ago today.
'I desperately wanted the referee to spot the simulation of Samaras. Once again, the refereeing was not on our side," Toure told reporters.
"We had at least two penalties turned down during our game against Japan."
As well as this, The Daily Mail are now reporting that the 31-year-old is sensationally claiming that the whole world is ignoring the Elephants unfair ejection from the tournament because they are African.
The Ivorian captain, is certain that his side were discriminated against during the game and that everybody would be talking about it much more should they be from another continent.
He continued: "And this time, one is invented against Greece. Of course, it does not upset anyone because it only concerns an African team.
"Who really cares about the injustices of an African team? This mistake deprives us of something huge. It is a scandal that unfortunately does not seem to bother many people."
There was high hopes on the shoulders of Ivory Coast as they entered the World Cup as arguably the best African team.
Nigeria's defeat to France followed by Algeria's agonising loss to Germany in extra time last night signalled the end of African nations representation.
This means that Ghana reaching the quarter-final in South Africa four years ago is still the furthest any African team has succeeded in accomplishing in the history of the World Cup.
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