Yaya sent off after 10 seconds in China

Yaya sent off after 10 seconds in China
Yaya Toure

by Staff Reporter

Monday Nov 04, 2019. 16:00

Former Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure received his marching orders after just 10 seconds in what could be his final game as a professional footballer.

The former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder kicked out at an opponent mere seconds after the start of the match, prompting the referee to send the Ivorian for a – very – early shower after receiving assistance from VAR.

Nevertheless, Toure’s Qingdao Huanghai still managed to claim Chinese League One glory despite going down 2-1 to Nantong Zhiyun as they now look forward to competing in the Super League next season.

The 36-year-old joined Huanghai in July following an unsuccessful return to Greek giants Olympiacos, playing a key role in leading the club to promotion.

Toure has enjoyed an incredible career, having played a huge role in the success achieved by both Barca and City over the last decade.

The four-time African Footballer of the Year also spearhead the Elephants to 2015 Africa Cup of Nations glory.

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