Former Ivory Coast star Yaya Toure has apologised for posting a pornographic video and also bragging that he could hire sex workers during Soccer Aid Charity games.
The former Man City player was on Friday sacked by Soccer Aid.
“I would like to apologize to everyone involved in Soccer Aid for an inappropriate joke I deeply regret,”Yaya has said in a statement.
“It was meant as a joke however I lacked thorough consideration for the feelings of all the 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 is sad to see an inappropriate joke I made attract the attention which should be fully devoted to the beauty of the charity game.”
The Sun (British Media), reported that Yaya posted a pornographic video showing a naked woman in a bath in the WhatsApp group for Soccer Aid that has players and celebrities.
This led to complaints from members who felt offended.
The Sun adds that the young brother to Kolo Toure also boasted that he could get 19 women like the one in the video to the hotel to pleasure his teammates and other players ahead of the games.
“Regardless of the circumstances, I want to take full responsibility. I am a grown man who should not be engaged in such jokes,” Yaya adds.
“I am very sorry for my mistakes and wish everyone all the best with Soccer Aid on Sunday in raising awareness and funds for important causes.”
Considered by many as the best African midfielder of his generation, Yaya won the Africa cup of Nations in 2015 with the Elephants.
He is a four-time African Footballer of the Year (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) and won many accolades with Barcelona and Man City at club level.
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