Professional soccer players are known for flopping on the field, but Yaya Toure might take the cake for off-field dramatics.
The midfielder for Manchester City was apparently so upset that the team didn’t wish him a happy birthday, he’s thinking about leaving.
Toure’s 31st birthday was May 13, which no one acknowledged apparently, reports Business Insider. His agent Dimitry Seluk said, “Yaya is so upset he’s thinking of leaving City … This isn’t about money or a new contract – it’s about human relationships and City have shown they don’t respect him. I repeat, this is not about money. In fact, he would take less to return to Barcelona.”
Seluk said the insult caused great personal distress to Toure. Seluk said, “What happened at his birthday meant the club don’t care about him. It was proof. They can say whatever they want, ‘Oh we like him but we forgot’ … His birthday can be on a normal day and, in a normal team, his team-mates and club would at least give him good wishes.”
The team, on the other hand, posted a video of them presenting him with a cake and singing “Happy Birthday” to him on the team’s plane. Toure keeps his headphones in the whole time and doesn’t acknowledge them.