Yaya Toure Reacts Badly After Missing Out on Award, Twitter Not Impressed

Tom WebbUK Staff WriterJanuary 8, 2016

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - MARCH 05:  Yaya Toure of Ivory Coast looks on prior to the International Friendly match between Belgium and Ivory Coast at The King Baudouin Stadium on March 5, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was named African Footballer of the Year on Thursday, beating Yaya Toure and Andre Ayew to the award.

Congrats, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - African Footballer of the Year! #UEL pic.twitter.com/6mJIPzW50N

— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) January 8, 2016

Toure had won the award four years in a row prior to 2015, and he wasn't happy about missing out on a fifth award after guiding the Ivory Coast to African Cup of Nations success in February:

Yaya Toure says decision to give CAF award to Aubameyang over him “brings shame to Africa” https://t.co/NTSNYR4PLT pic.twitter.com/qDyFe3srdY

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) January 8, 2016

Yaya Toure clearly delighted Aubameyang won African Player Of The Year. pic.twitter.com/25ZG12Vk4b

— SPORT Humour (@SportHumour) January 8, 2016

When Yaya Toure’s mix-tape gets snubbed at the MTV Music Awards pic.twitter.com/o003NjREAW

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) January 8, 2016

It's fair to say fans on Twitter were not impressed with Toure's extreme reaction:

@br_uk this guy is mad 😕😕

— Fetty Kakashi (@Dreez_b) January 8, 2016

@br_uk give that man a birthday cake to show him he's loved!!! o wait...... That simply won't do lol 😭

— Mickey loughran (@LoughranMickey) January 8, 2016

@br_uk if Yaya put as much effort on the pitch as he did into this speech, he might have won.

— Paul Schofield (@schofey27) January 8, 2016

@br_uk Yaya Toure be like pic.twitter.com/BDSIFTbyol

— Wio (@ColoWio) January 8, 2016

@samwoodcock88 @br_uk selfish on and off the pitch it seems. Can't understand these comments

— Oliver Wilson (@Juice_Wilson) January 8, 2016

If we follow the criterias you're preaching zol @YayaToure it means that you stole 2012 2013 African Player of the year awards yep ?

— Lotfi Wada (@LotfiWada) January 8, 2016

Yaya Toure barely broke sweat in 2015 while Auba became one of the elite strikers in Europe. Hard to see how he's upset.

— Jack (@JackWatson_) January 8, 2016

Yaya Toure says AFCON POTY decision shames Africa by disregarding achievements in Africa. Maybe he should play in the Ivorian Ligue 1

— Clark Whitney (@Mr_Bundesliga) January 8, 2016

Yaya Toure, a sore loser. Who'd have thought?