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Yaya Toure Apologises For Inappropriate Prostitute “Joke”After Being Dropped By Soccer Aid

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The Manchester City legend had been due to play for the Rest of the World team at the charity event on Sunday evening, but the 37-year-old will no longer take part.

Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has apologised for an “inappropriate joke” which resulted in him being dropped from this weekend’s Soccer Aid charity game.

A report claims the 37-year-old was asked to leave the team hotel after posting content on a group message chat which offended fellow squad members. Toure has admitted his mistake and regrets the negative publicity which has deflected from Sunday’s fundraising game for children’s charity Unicef at Old Trafford.

“I would like to apologise to everyone involved in Soccer Aid for an inappropriate joke I deeply regret,” he wrote on Twitter. It was meant as a joke however I lacked thorough consideration for the feelings of other participants.

“That being said I deleted the jokes within minutes and I immediately apologised to all inside the group. We gather for a good cause and this deviates the focus of the game which is to bring everyone together to help children around the world.

“It’s sad to see an inappropriate joke I made attract the attention which should be fully devoted to the beauty of the charity game. Regardless of the circumstances, I want to take full responsibility. I am a grown man who should not be engaged in such jokes. I am very sorry for my mistake and I wish everyone all the best with Soccer Aid on Sunday in raising awareness and funds for important causes.”

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A spokesman for Soccer Aid said: “Inappropriate content was shared in a private group text. The message was quickly deleted and a full apology was made to all. Soccer Aid for Unicef has discussed the above with the individual involved and he has decided to no longer continue to participate in this year’s event.

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“While it was an error of judgment, it was felt that the behaviour didn’t align with the values of the event and its cause, and it was the right thing for him to step back from this year’s match.”

Toure is married and has three children and was quick to delete the message he posted in the group before apologising. But a number of his Soccer Aid teammates were offended and it took the decision to axe him from the show.
Soccer Aid raises millions of pounds for Unicef each year and boasts a mixture of former professionals and celebrities.

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