#ReasonsYayaWantsToLeaveCity Mocks Yaya Toure Birthday Claims Mercilessly

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterMay 20, 2014

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 11:  Yaya Toure of Manchester City reacts after sustaining an injury during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium on May 11, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Using the suggestion that Manchester City forgot your birthday, as Yaya Toure's agent appears to have done, is a pretty flimsy excuse to want to leave a football club, and Twitter has been having great fun at the Ivory Coast midfielder's expense. 

Toure himself has been quiet on the social-media site in the last few days—but talk of him has been loud. And #ReasonsYayaWantsToLeaveCity has taken a life of its own as people mock the feeble reason behind reports he wants out of the club. 

Here are the best tweets doing the rounds: 

#ReasonsYayaWantsToLeaveCity He wanted to wear the 'Why Always Me?' shirt but Balotelli got there first

— Shane Higgs (@shanelthiggs) May 20, 2014

Manchester City stopped doing curly fries in the club canteen. #ReasonsYayaWantsToLeaveCity

— The SPORT Bible (@TSBible) May 20, 2014

none of the other players collect the World Cup stickers so he has no one to swap with. #GotGotNeed. #ReasonsYayaWantsToLeaveCity

— Mike. (@MikeeGavin) May 20, 2014

Samir Nasri told him that he couldn't come to his bouncy-castle birthday party #ReasonsYayaWantsToLeaveCity

— Sam Price (@SamPrice23) May 20, 2014

He's just adopted a small Argentinian boy and wants to spend more time with him #ReasonsYayaWantsToLeaveCity pic.twitter.com/odO9sP0i3q

— Betfair Sportsbook (@Betfair) May 20, 2014

Man City stopped giving the players free milk in the mornings! #ReasonsYayaWantsToLeaveCity

— Jordan Wilson (@Pudding92) May 20, 2014

Manuel Pellegrini didn't notice his new haircut #ReasonsYayaWantsToLeaveCity

— NOW TV Sport (@NOWTVSport) May 20, 2014

He wasn't allowed to take the club gerbil home in the Easter holidays #ReasonsYaYaWantsToLeaveCity

— TerrenceTheCat (@TerrenceTheCat) May 20, 2014

And is there a lesson to all of this? How about to be careful when you are doing birthday wishes on social media?

Can we just take a second to wish @PetrCech & Iker Casillas a very happy birthday? We'd advise their clubs to do the same, and quick

— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) May 20, 2014