The Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern are quite simply in disbelief by Yaya Toure’s latest public admission to add to his collection of bewildering comments he has made in the media.
The Ivory Coast international has never been too far away from the headlines both on and off the field throughout his Manchester City career, but the majority of his questionable comments have often been attributed to his agent by the supporters.
However, our resident Citizens faithful propping up our bar are beginning to question if his narcissistic comments were actually products of his own making all along, as he has recently suggested that Pep Guardiola has “problems with Africans” during an interview with France Football.
Toure’s claims of a racist agenda have shocked the City supporters and the British media and plenty of individuals have taken to Twitter to voice their opinion on the issue.
With a history as trivial as Toure’s which notoriously featured a public complaint about not receiving a birthday cake, it’s easy to sympathise with the views of supporters who believe the 34-year-old’s claim is grossly unfair on the City manager.
The former City player and ambassador Paul Lake has delivered his own verdict on Twitter by not so subtly implying that Toure’s antics away from the pitch have lacked the class which he consistently demonstrated on the pitch throughout his career in Manchester.
Isn’t it sad how some players can be so classy on the pitch, but so classless off it
— Paul Lake (@Paul_Lake) June 4, 2018
And the City fans have turned out in their numbers to reiterate Lake’s assessment of the situation and express their disappointment with how Toure has brought his glittering career at the Etihad to a controversial conclusion.
Here’s what the Man City fans have had to say in response to Paul Lake on Twitter…
Nail on the head Paul .
— Stu Hamilton (@bluenobby) June 4, 2018
Well said Lakey, you were class on the pitch and off the pitch. Ambassador for the club, pity the same can’t said of YaYa. Sour grapes.
— Matt Parker (@matty_p71) June 4, 2018
So unnecessary and very sad.
— Neil (@neilmather10) June 5, 2018
Bin the yaya song. It’s near delusional by Yaya. He didn’t get game time because he was too slow. Would have been criminal to replace kev, gundo or fern with him! CRIMINAL.
— Steph (@sigmundsteph) June 5, 2018
Can the club revoke that “season ticket for life”?
— Dave Hoffman (@DaveyHoff) June 4, 2018
Gutted he has tarnished his skills on the pitch in this manner. Desperately disappointing.
— Missus Fo (@missusfo) June 4, 2018
Arrogance was his massive fault souring his legacy
— From Maine Road (@Davidpa79075828) June 4, 2018
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I’m absolutely speechless. Talk about pressing the self-destruct button! Bad form
— BlueJo (@PlaceboJo) June 4, 2018
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