Man City’s star midfielder was given a straight red card late in the last night’s game.
Yaya Touré compounded Manchester City’s Champions League misery against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday by getting himself sent off in the 82nd minute.
His frustration at City’s poor performance became clear when he stupidly shoved an opponent, earning himself a straight red.
The midfielder has now used his recently re-activated Twitter account to apologise to City fans for the incident.
City fans – I am sorry for my red card. I feel it is important to apologise for this.
— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) November 5, 2014
It’s all very well to apologise after the incident, but the lack of self-control Toure showed will have ramifications in their vital remaining games against Bayern Munich and AS Roma.
The 31-year-old will now be banned for these games, although after last night’s performance that could be a good thing.
The Ivorian international sums up everything that’s wrong with Man City in Europe – a fantastic player surrounded by an incredible squad, who is just incapable of performing in Europe on a regular basis.
City, who finished last night with nine-men and surrendered a two goal lead in Moscow two weeks ago, also suffer from the same moments of madness that blight Touré and they will continue to struggle to beat Europe’s top teams until they can overcome these mental blocks.