The Ivorian redeemed an error for CSKA Moscow’s first goal with a superb free-kick but cast himself as the villain again by pushing over Roman Eremenko in the second half
Yaya Toure has apologised to Manchester City supporters for getting sent off during Wednesday’s shock home defeat to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.
Two goals from Seydou Doumbia gave the Russians their first even win on English soil, while Fernandinho received two bookings in the second half and Toure was shown a straight red for petulantly pushing over Roman Eremenko.
The result sends winless City to the bottom of Group E and leaves them on the brink of another humiliating Champions League exit with matches against Bayern Munich and Roma still to come.
Boos greeted the final whistle at the Etihad Stadium, and after the match a remorseful Toure took to Twitter to express his sorrow for his actions.
City fans – I am sorry for my red card. I feel it is important to apologise for this.
— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) November 5, 2014
Fernandinho also made his regret known, apologising to his team-mates and supporters for his two yellow cards and underwhelming overall display.
Felling very sad for the result and for my sent off tonight. I want to apologise with my team mates and fans for the red card. Sorry.
— Fernandinho (@fernaoficial) November 5, 2014
Toure’s apology comes just a day after he received racist abuse on the social networking site within hours of re-activating his account, prompting an investigation from Greater Manchester Police.