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'It was an inappropriate joke I completely regret': Yaya Toure apologises for 'bragging he could get 19 sex workers to the players hotel and posting a pornographic video in WhatsApp chat' after being booted off of Soccer Aid Yaya Toure has 'been kicked out of the SoccerAid for Unicef match on Sunday' The Manchester City legend 'said he could get 19 women to the Cheshire hotel'  The former midfielder also 'posted porn of a naked woman in a bath in the group' The Ivorian ex-footballer has apologised for his actions on Thursday night

By Sam Blitz For Mailonline

Published: 11:35 BST, 5 September 2020 | Updated: 11:56 BST, 5 September 2020

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Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has apologised for an 'inappropriate joke' which resulted in him being dropped from this weekend's Soccer Aid charity game.

It was reported on Friday night that the 37-year-old was asked to leave the team hotel after posting content on a group message chat which offended fellow squad members. 

Hebragged in a WhatsApp group he could get 19 women to their five-star hotel in Cheshire and also allegedly posted a porn video of a naked woman in a bath in the chat on Thursday night.

Yaya Toure has apologised after he posted an explicit video to his SoccerAid WhatsApp group

Yaya Toure has apologised after he posted an explicit video to his SoccerAid WhatsApp group

Toure has admitted his mistake and regrets the negative publicity which has deflected from Sunday's fundraising game for children's charity Unicef at Old Trafford.

'I would like to apologise to everyone involved in Soccer Aid for an inappropriate joke I deeply regret,' he wrote on Twitter.

'It was meant as a joke however I lacked thorough consideration for the feelings of other participants.

'That being said I deleted the jokes within minutes and I immediately apologised to all inside the group.

'We gather for a good cause and this deviates the focus of the game which is to bring everyone together to help children around the world.'

The Ivorian was training with the World XI for this weekend's SoccerAid match at Old Trafford

The Ivorian was training with the World XI for this weekend's SoccerAid match at Old Trafford

Despite his apology, other players were reportedly 'disgusted' by them and he was still forced off the show. 

The ex-Manchester City midfielder was said to

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