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