In a serious case of dodgy spin-doctoring, African soccer legend Yaya Toure on Tuesday apologised to Manchester City fans after being charged for drinking and driving last month but insisted it was “unintentional”.
The big midfielder confirmed on his Facebook page that he chose not to contest the charge because he was “above the permitted level” when he was pulled off on the night in question.
But many people are still scratching their heads as they wonder how Toure, a Muslim who doesn’t drink, was caught.
“Over the last two weeks there has been some confusion,” Toure wrote.
““I have always refused alcohol. Anyone who knows me or follows football will have seen me refuse champagne for man-of-the-match performances because of my commitment to my religion.”
He then sought to clarify the whole misunderstanding.
“It was important to me that I told the court that I had not intentionally consumed alcohol,” Toure continued.
“The judge in his sentencing remarks accepted that I had not been intentionally drinking. Drink-driving is a serious crime and even though I was not intentionally consuming alcohol I accept the ban and fine and I would like to apologise for this situation.”
However, the question of whether somebody forced a bottle of whiskey down his throat will remain unanswered.
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