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Pep Breaks Silence On Yaya's Claims He Dislikes African Players

Pep Guardiola Breaks Silence On Yaya Toure's Claims He Dislikes African Players

By David Kappel - Jun 11, 2018 09:30 AM @kappilinho

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has broken his silence on Yaya Toure's claims that he is racist and does not like African players.

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The Spaniard initially did not want to comment on Toure's harsh criticism after the Ivory Coast midfielder suggested that he had treated him less favourably because he is African.

Guardiola, however, has now rubbished his former player's claims.

"He knows that I'm not racist," he told Televiso de Catalunya.

"Saying that... what can we do?

"We have been together during two years. We have had two years, 365 + 365 (days) to say it and we can talk.

"If he leaves and later he says that... Don't mind, it is not worth (it)."

Read: Yaya: Pep Doesn't Like African Players, I Want To Expose Him

Toure made 48 appearances under Guardiola at City, but has been released by the club after eight years at the Etihad Stadium, during which he helped the Citizens lift seven trophies.

What do you make of Toure's claims? Have your say in the comments section below.


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WTSHIBAMBU Joined: 20 Oct 2010
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WTSHIBAMBU Jun 12, 2018 08:19 AM
This Pep can't speak English. What's saying is kaka
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Mr Moloto Jun 11, 2018 10:49 PM
Of course you won't admit wena Mr Pep store with cheap clothes.
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Munangwangwa Jun 11, 2018 05:07 PM
I think yaya is right and PEP should not be defensive here... we all know that and we appreciate fact that he doesn't pretend... we can't force anyone including PEP stores to love Africans...
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ta more@mbekweni Jun 11, 2018 04:58 PM
Leave Yaya and prove to another team him he dislike you because it seems his success is doesn't need your imput he chased you in Barcelona he became successful now it's city he is successful now stop whining and move on Kroos,Eton,zlatan they won everything but have never complain some players are ment to change clubs some are not so may be Yaya is one of those who suppose change
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Warras4phefeni Jun 11, 2018 03:19 PM
We know Pep is a racist he can defend himself in whatever way
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jun 11, 2018 01:49 PM
Everybody knw the truth Pep u didn't lyk Africa players finish and Klaar
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emilem442 Jun 11, 2018 11:41 AM
LADUMA plz let us comment on issues that bothers us as africans plz stop telling me about prafanity that has been detected let me air my views especially with matters relating to racism .
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Boris Becker Jun 11, 2018 11:24 AM
Great coach or not, if you are racist, jou ma se hoes!
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Truth hurt
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THE NK Jun 11, 2018 09:44 AM
I can say true that.

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