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Kick It Out speaks out on Toure twitter abuse

Police are investigating tweets sent to the Manchester City Player. Credit: PA

At this stage we have received complaints about two separate tweets of a racist nature aimed at Yaya Toure and now we are informing the police.

Yaya Toure has been on Twitter for a matter of hours and he has already received abuse of an appalling nature.

We are disturbed by the fact that someone can be treated this way.

It makes footballers start to question why they should use these platforms.

We will offer Yaya Toure our full support.

– A Kick it Out spokesperson told the Press Association

On Monday evening Toure favourited a tweet from one City fan - @111Lesley111 - who offered her support to the former Barcelona player

This is not the first time Toure has been the target of racist abuse.

Last season he was subjected to racist chanting during City's Champions League game at CSKA Moscow.

"I'm not just disappointed, I'm furious," Toure said after City's 2-1 win in Russia.

"It was unbelievable and very sad."

CSKA denied Toure had been abused, but UEFA disagreed and ordered the Russian club to close part of their ground for their next Champions League match.

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Police to investigate claims Yaya Toure was racially abused

Yaya Toure had only been back on Twitter for a few hours before someone racially abused him. Credit: Twitter

The police have been called to investigate claims Yaya Toure was racially abused within hours of reactivating his Twitter account. The Manchester City midfielder, rejoined following City's derby day victory over United.

He wrote: "Great to be back on twitter after a good win yesterday. Now my focus is on the next game... Happy Monday everyone!!" Within hours of posting the message, the 31-year-old received abusive and racist messages from other Twitter accounts.

It prompted fury on the social networking website which was spotted by Toure, who favourited three tweets which supported him and called for action.

Posters complained to both GMP and the Metropolitan Police on Twitter. A spokesman for GMP said it was aware of the message and would be looking into the matter further.

Toure quit Twitter during earlier this year, saying he wanted to concentrate on the World Cup.

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Ivorian FA 'show their support' for the Toure brothers

The Ivorian Football Association have released a statement on the passing of Ibrahim Toure, brother of footballers Kolo and Yaya Toure.

Kolo and Yaya Toure just heard about the death of their young brother, Toure Oyala Ibrahim.

In such a sad situation, the players from the Ivory Coast national team, and the entire delegation here in Brazil, show their support to the Toure brothers and their whole family.

The president of Football Ivory Coast Federation and the executive committee ask Ivorians for their prayers.

– Ivorian FA

FIFA president "saddened" over Toure brother death

FIFA president Sepp Blatter shared his sympathy on Twitter following the death of Yaya and Kolo Toure's brother, Ibrahim:

Man City: Ibrahim was a regular visitor to Carrington

Manchester City FC have released a statement following the death of Yaya Toure's brother Ibrahim:

The thoughts of everyone at Manchester City FC are with Yaya and Kolo Toure following the death of their younger brother Ibrahim.Ibrahim was a regular visitor to Carrington and was a popular figure among the staff and players and was extremely close to his two older brothers.

The Ivorian Football Federation announced that Ibrahim passed away on Thursday, 19 June in Manchester and the thoughts of everyone connected with City are with the Toure family at this most difficult time.

– Manchester City Football Club

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Clubs tweet sympathies over Toure brother death

Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC have tweeted their sympathies to their players Yaya and Kolo Toure over the death of their brother Ibrahim.

Manchester City captain tweets condolences to Toure family

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has tweeted his condolence to the family of Yaya and Koule Toure, after their brother, Ibrahim, died.

The Ivory Coast Football Association released a statement saying the 28-year-old had died in Manchester. It's being reported Ibrahim Toure had been battling cancer, and was being treated in the North West.

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Kompany 'saddened' by death of Yaya Toure's brother

Yaya Toure's Manchester City teammate Vincent Kompany said he was "saddened" by the news of Ibrahim Toure's death.

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Ibrahim Toure 'died after battle with cancer'

Ibrahim Toure, the younger brother of footballers Kolo and Yaya Toure, passed away following a battle with cancer, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The paper reports that Toure, 28, was being treated at the Christie in Manchester that describes itself as "one of Europe's leading cancer centres".

The Ivory Coast's Football Association has confirmed that Toure, who played for Lebanese side Al-Safa, had passed away on Thursday.

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