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Kolo Toure Suspended By Manchester City After Testing Positive for a Specified Substance


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Kolo Toure has been suspended by Manchester City after testing positive for a specified substance.

“Manchester City confirm that the FA has informed Kolo Toure that an ‘A-sample’ provided by him has tested positive for a specified substance,” said a club statement. “As result of this, he has been suspended from participating in all first team and non-first team matches pending the outcome of the legal process.”

No additional information is available as of press time, and Manchester City has said it will provide no further comment at this stage. Toure, who was the former captain of Manchester City before manager Roberto Mancini handed the captain’s armband to Carlos Tevez, has been an important part of Manchester City’s 2010-11 season.

What’s your opinion about the news? Share your feelings in the comments section below.

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15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Obodo

    March 10, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    The epl and indeed so much racism in europe. How many years ban or what action was taken against ferdinand when he refuse to have a test? He just got a tap on the back! Too bad and stop the racism!

  2. Emigre

    March 4, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Told you Kolo, nose candy and whores are bad for you!

  3. Terry

    March 4, 2011 at 10:02 am

    According to Wenger, his former boss, Toure was obsessed with losing weight so he took his wife’s diet pills. Maybe she should get the ban 🙂 .

  4. Dan

    March 4, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Wenger’s just come out in defense of his former man:
    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/889086/kolo-toure-took-wife%27s-diet-pill—arsene-wenger?cc=5901

    I don’t know how legitimate Arsène’s claims are, but I suppose – given the WADA’s stipulations on “specified substances,” (more susceptible to ‘credible, non-doping explanations,’ whatever that means) – that the FA will look into it.

  5. TheeContender

    March 3, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    All he has to do is claim that he unknowingly ate “tainted” meat, given to him from a friend, and they will let him off on appeal.

  6. MNUfan1991

    March 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Maybe he bought some paintings of Adebayor 🙂

  7. Kal

    March 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I bet Charlie Sheen’s tiger blood that Toure gets a lesser suspension than Rio Ferdinand who missed a test. That’s just the way the FA roll y’all 🙂
    #winning

    • oiii

      March 3, 2011 at 4:20 pm

      so many tired cliches- that comment hurt to read…

  8. Murph

    March 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    A Specific yet unspecified substance – where is the substance in the unspecific allegations? Burning one is not a crime! Ya Ya Maaan.

  9. xaviercrumedy

    March 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Finally, something positive from Kolo this season …

    • oliver

      March 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm

      🙂

    • The Gaffer

      March 3, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      Ouch! 😉

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  10. BD

    March 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    “Hey guys….wha….wait, wha….oh, THERE it is…I’m so stoned…” – Kolo’s thoughts when that picture was taken…..

  11. Boris

    March 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    What news? His ‘A’ sample was found to contain ‘a specified substance’ it didn’t say he was caught at the airport with with 10kgs of Coccaine.

    • Earl Reed

      March 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm

      That would be impossible. He gets his from Mario.

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