Yaya Toure slams Twitter trolls after racist abuse

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Yaya Toure has come out of his shell once more to offload yet another bombardment of criticism, this time to Twitter trolls who have been severely racist to him since he re-joined the social media website just days ago.

The Ivorian spoke to BBC reporters on Monday, when he described current social media accounts to be a "disgrace" after he was the victim of racist comments.

"We need to do something about it to tell those people that behaviour such as that needs to stop" he explained.

"We need to do something about it to tell those people that behaviour such as that needs to stop"

Toure a victim

This is not the first time that the 31-year-old has been attacked with racist comments. When Manchester City visited CSKA Moscow to play a Champions League game last year, several members of the Russian crowd began to imitate the action of a monkey.


Consequently, fans have been given a ban from attending games at the stadium now due to their unacceptable behaviour.

Police investigation

But since the more recent racist comments forwarded to the City midfielder, police are preparing to investigate the situation, with a serious sanction heading in the direction of those who participated in the abuse. 

However, it was not actually the 31-year-old who informed the police of the horrifying incident. Revolutionary campaign Kick It Out immediately reported the situation to the police, who are ready to launch an investigation to search for people who have being misbehaving irresponsibly towards the Ivory Coast international.

Toure return to Twitter

After a 5-month absence, Toure had been abused and hurt by racist comments just hours after reactivating his account.

"To have such aggression in sport, I cannot understand," Toure told BBC World Service's John Bennett.

He also mentioned an inspirational quote of his: "Football does not have a colour," which opposes racism.

"I do not see this in rugby or tennis or anything else so I don't know where it's coming from" he blasted. 

Manager, Manuel Pellegrini, protected his midfielder by stating: "Yaya is strong and experienced," ahead of the Champions League tie, against CSKA Moscow ironically on Wednesday.

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