Manchester City's Yaya Toure Escapes FA Ban, Twitter Responds

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVFebruary 10, 2014

Manchester City's captain Yaya Toure stands dejected as Sunderland's Phil Bardsley scores his goal  during their English Premier League soccer match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
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Manchester City's Yaya Toure found out on Monday that the FA will not ban the midfielder for kicking Norwich's Ricky van Wolfswinkel, much to the chagrin of Jose Mourinho, who pined for a ban (via the Daily Mail). 

To make matters more befuddling, Cardiff's Craig Bellamy is facing a three-match ban for violent conduct after apparently punching Swansea's Jonathan de Guzman.

Per the Mail, the FA released the following: 

The panel were also asked to review an incident involving Manchester City's Yaya Toure during the game against Norwich City on Saturday 8 February 2014. In this instance, the panel were not of the unanimous decision that it was an act of violent conduct. 

Mourinho was vehement that Toure was deserving of some sort of ban: 

You can do what you want if the referee does not see. So the message is there. If the FA defends football, he has to be suspended. 

Twitter seemed to agree with Mourinho's assessment. 


Too late, Jose! Mourinho demands Yaya ban but Toure gets off scot-free (again)

— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) February 10, 2014



OFFICIAL: Yaya Toure will not be charged for his incident with Ricky van Wolfswinkel. Mourinho won't be happy.

— City Watch (@City_Watch) February 10, 2014



What a player he is but how has yaya toure got away with that...

— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) February 10, 2014



No charge for Yaya Toure? But ... I thought ... Intent ... Everyone said intent. How strange.

— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) February 10, 2014



Yaya Toure escapes a ban for his kick on Van Wolfswinkel. Another poor display of inconsistency from the @FA.

— Arsenal In Pictures (@AFC_Images) February 10, 2014



Mourinho: "Yaya Toure should be banned by the FA." Yaya Toure:

— Tom (@tom_skade) February 10, 2014



So Yaya Toure kicks out again and escapes punishment, but Bellamy punished, well done @FA, well done.

— Chelsea Stats (@ChelseaStats) February 10, 2014