Manchester City star Yaya Toure has received a backlash from the English media after he lashed out at their criticism towards him.
The Ivory Coast captain hit out at the English media on Monday, pointing out that he is always the first to get criticised for a lack of effort when City don't perform.
The Daily Star’s chief sports writer Jeremy Cross was having none of it though, and suggested that he should stop making a fool out of himself.
“He admits he is unhappy at Manchester City, where he doesn't get the recognition and respect he deserves,” Jeremy Cross wrote in his column on the Daily Star.
“He has labelled the media 'beasts' and 'disgusting' in the sort of childish outburst that has become synonymous with the Ivorian midfielder.
“Toure is a complex character, that's for sure and someone who has morphed into someone who personifies all that is bad about professional footballers these days.
“You know the ones. The players who think the world is against them. The ones who think they are above the law and can behave differently to the rest because of the obscene wages and attention they get.
“Toure, who is facing a charge of speeding in his Porsche, is the player who kicked off in 2014 when City bosses didn't give him a cake for his 31st birthday.
“But had they given him a jam sponge they would probably have had to cut it up for him.
“Toure has a selective memory. In other words, he laps up the praise when it comes his way, without highlighting it of course, then struggles to accept criticism when he doesn't do his job properly.
“And when it comes to a lack of respect, this is precisely what Toure is guilty of when he waltzes past the media after games without even acknowledging their request for a few minutes of his precious time.
“Yet Toure somehow finds it in himself to use the media when he wants to get something off his chest.”
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