Thursday, 24 October 2013
Yaya Toure speaks with Strength and Class after Racism ROW
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure was subjected to noises that sounded like monkey chants as his side faced CSKA Moscow in Russia yesterday. We all know Moscow is the World capital of racism, last year shortly after his move to the Russian premier league, fans of Lokomotiv Moscow welcomed Congolese International Christopher Samba with bananas.
Yaya Toure's skin blushes were not spared when he went to Moscow yesterday, but the way the Ivorian reacted to the sad scenario has received worldwide praise especially for his inspirational and dignified response to the incidents and in reporting what happened via social media and interviews.
Toure spoke of his sadness over the matter at the end of the game after he appeared to point to referee Ovidiu Hategan to identify specific sections of the CSKA supporters who were allegedly abusing him.
The Ivory Coast international told Sky Sports: "It is quite disappointing when you're talking about people continuing to do that.
"It is unbelievable and very sad on my part.
"I think UEFA need to do something strong. It would be nice if we could stop that.
"Some of the songs today were quite stupid and I think UEFA has to do the work.
"Every time we say something it continues, something has to be done to stop it."
Toure Tweeted after the match:
The papers were full of praise for the way that the City star reacted to the reported abuse and spoke with such 'strength' and 'class' after the match.