Guardiola often has problems with Africans, he was cruel to me: Yaya Toure

first_imgYaya Toure said Pep Guardiola was cruel to him and added the Manchester City manager “often has problems with Africans”.Toure moved on from City at the end of last season and was given a farewell appearance, his only start, by the manager after spending eight years in the blue half of Manchester.City have named one of their training pitches after Toure and also unveiled a mosaic of him at their training complex.”Maybe we Africans are not always treated by some in the same way as others,” said Toure in an interview with France Football.”He was cruel to me. I came to wonder if it was not because of my colour.”I am not the first to talk about these differences in treatment. In Barca, some have also asked the question.The 2018/18 Premier League champions have declined to comment or reply on Toure’s revelations.Toure played under Guadiola at Barcelona too for two years and was sold to City for 24m pounds back in 2010.”When we realise he often has problems with Africans wherever he goes, I ask myself questions.”I want to be the one who breaks the myth of Guardiola.”GUARDIOLA BANNED BY UEFAGuardiola was banned for two matches by UEFA on Monday after being found guilty of communicating with his staff despite being sent to the stands in his team’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg defeat by Liverpool.Guardiola’s suspension for one of the matches has been deferred for a probationary period of one season, UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body said in a statement.advertisementThe Spaniard was dismissed for protesting against a disallowed goal in City’s 2-1 defeat, but was found guilty of continuing to communicate with his technical staff.Champions League runners-up Liverpool were fined 29,000 euros for violations in three matches in the competition, including “acts of damage” by fans who attacked City’s bus during the first leg of the quarter-final at Anfield.UEFA fined Liverpool 20,000 euros for violations by fans in the first-leg tie, including setting off fireworks, throwing objects and crowd disturbances.UEFA has also ordered Zenit St Petersburg to play their next European home game behind closed doors after the Russian club were found to have committed a number of violations, including racist behaviour by their supporters.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Deron Williams Plays Golf For Autism Speaks

first_imgBrooklyn Nets star Deron Williams, former NBA star Cliff Robinson, former UConn Head Coach Jim Calhoun, and more were among the celebrities who teed off in support of the autism community at the Autism Speaks Fifteenth Annual Celebrity Golf Challenge on Monday, June 17, at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck.Deron_Williams with Autism Speaks President Liz Feld and Jim CalhounCredit/Copyright: Bob Malone/VEJoining the all-star list of celebrities were Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright, and event Co-chairs Susan and Kevin Murray. The Wrights co-founded Autism Speaks in February 2005 after their grandson, Christian, was diagnosed with autism. The annual event has raised more than $12 million towards research, awareness and advocacy efforts for individuals and families who are affected by autism. Autism Speaks is the world’s largest autism and advocacy organization.Deron Williams Plays Golf For Autism SpeaksCredit/Copyright: Bob Malone/VElast_img read more