By Sam Blitz For Mailonline
Published: 11:35 BST, 5 September 2020 | Updated: 11:56 BST, 5 September 2020
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
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
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