Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was the subject of a controversial tweet sent by Dimitry Seluk, the agent of former Etihad star Yaya Toure.
Seluk took to social media website Twitter following City’s Champions League defeat at the hands of Lyons, which Guardiola was forced to watch from the stands as he served a touchline suspension.
The tweet featured a cartoon showing the former Barcelona coach in pain as an African witch doctor sticks a pin into a voodoo doll.
Seluk, who represents Toure, has been in a long-standing feud with Guardiola over his treatment of the Ivorian midfielder.
“He [Guardiola] insists he has no problems with black players, because he is too intelligent to be caught out,” Toure told France Football. “But when you realise that he has problems with Africans, wherever he goes, I ask myself questions.
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“He will never admit it. But the day he will line up a team in which we find five Africans, not naturalised, I promise I will send him a cake.”
Seluk believes Africa has turned against Guardiola due to his actions.
“He turned all Africa against himself,” Seluk said of Guardiola earlier this year. “Many African fans turned away from Manchester City.
“And I’m sure that many African shamans in the future will not allow Guardiola to win the Champions League.
“This will be for Guardiola an African curse. Life will show whether I am right or not.”
Maxwell Cornet and Nabil Fekir each scored as Lyons secured a 2-1 defeat of City on Wednesday evening. Mikel Arteta was acting as the hosts’ coach in Guardiola’s absence.