Ivorian midfielder, Yaya Toure has accused Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola of having “problems with Africans”.
Toure, who left The Etihad at the end of last season, revealed this in an interview with France Football magazine.
“He insists he has no problems with black players because he is too intelligent to be caught out.
“But when you realise that he has problems with Africans, wherever he goes, I ask myself questions.
“I’m not the first to talk of these differences in treatment. At Barcelona, I know that some also asked questions.
“Last summer, when Pep brutally got rid of (Wilfried) Bony, who had been signed a year earlier for a huge some, I asked questions,” the 35-year-old said.
Toure played just 17 matches this season for City, as they romped to the Premier League title and he confessed to wondering if his limited playing time “was not because of my colour.”
“I think I was dealing with someone who just wanted to take revenge on me, who was jealous of me, who took me for his rival. I felt humiliated,” he added.
Toure joined City after three seasons at Barcelona, where he had fallen out of favour after Guardiola took over as manager.