Manchester City Midfielder Yaya Toure Racially Abused on Twitter

Updated: 04 November 2014 20:23 IST

Yaya Toure tweeted after Manchester City's win over local rivals Manchester United. Fans on the micro-blogging site directed racial abuse towards the Ivory Coast midfielder.

Manchester City Midfielder Yaya Toure Racially Abused on Twitter
Yaya Toure reacts during the Manchester derby. © AP

Anti-racism group Kick It Out says it has informed police that Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure was racially abused within hours of reactivating his Twitter account on Monday.

Toure tweeted "Great to be back on twitter after a good win yesterday. Now my focus is on the next game... Happy Monday everyone!!"

Within hours of posting the tweet, Toure was abused by other users, prompting Kick It Out to say via twitter "We are informing the Police of racist tweets directed @yayatoure earlier this evening and offer him our full support #kickitout."

Toure left the social networking site five months ago to focus on preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with the Ivory Coast.



Topics : Yaya Toure Manchester United Manchester City Football
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