Yaya Toure has described the racist abuse he received on Twitter as 'a disgrace'.
Police are investigating after they received complaints that the Manchester City midfielder had received offensive messages on the social media site.
"For me it's a disgrace, to be honest. We need to do something to try to tell people those kinds of behaviour have to stop," Toure told BBC.
"I want those people to understand what they're doing is wrong."
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says midfielder Yaya Toure won't be affected over racial abuse received online, after police confirmed they were investigating.
Greater Manchester Police today said it was investigating "a number of complaints" regarding racist tweets directed at Manchester City footballer Yaya Toure.
Earlier on Tuesday, spokesperson for anti-racism group Kick It Out said: "We received complaints about two separate tweets of a racist nature aimed at Yaya Toure yesterday evening. We have informed the Police via True Vision, the online reporting facility, and have also alerted Twitter."
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Manchester City have told UEFA chiefs that wealthy benefactors should not be penalised under financial fair play rules for investing heavily in clubs.
City and Paris St Germain were each fined £49million for FFP rule breaches last season - and both clubs sent senior figures to a meeting chaired by UEFA president Michel Platini on Monday in Nyon, Switzerland, to discuss any changes to the rules.
City chief executive Ferran Soriano attended the meeting, as did PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi and it is understood both stressed their belief that sustainable investment should be permitted.
No decisions were taken at the meeting, which also discussed whether large debts carried by clubs such as Manchester United and Real Madrid should also be tackled more strongly by FFP rules. Currently, only the interest on those debts is viewed as part of the FFP calculation
Roma captain Francesco Totti has thanked Manchester City for giving him extra motivation to score on Tuesday.
The 38-year-old striker was reminded through City's official twitter account hours before his team's Champions League encounter at the Etihad Stadium that he had never scored in England.
So Totti made sure to put things right when he cancelled out Sergio Aguero's opener to earn Roma a 1-1 draw.
"City's tweet? It really brought me luck," Totti told the Gazzetta dello Sport. "It was a beautiful goal and a good performance.
"I really wanted to score as soon as possible as I had not found the back of the net this season.
"But above all, I am thrilled for my team because we have shown a lot of strength, which was not easy."
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Mario Balotelli is set to watch his new teammates take on his old ones as he watches Liverpool play Manchester City this evening.
Mario Balotelli has just arrived at the Etihad Stadium. He'll watch his new teammates in action from the stands this evening #LFC
Manchester City tweeted this photo of him arriving at the Etihad Stadium.
A friendly match between Manchester City's elite development under-21 team and Croatian side HNK Rijeka has been cancelled after one of City's players was allegedly racially abused by an opposition player.
City officials decided to withdraw their players after 19-year-old French midfielder Seko Fofana was allegedly racially abused by an opponent a minute before half-time during the match in Novigrad, west Croatia. HNK Rijeka were leading 1-0 when play was abandoned.