March 4th, 2011

Kolo Touré: Diet Pill Drama?

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It’s been reported that Manchester City and Ivory Coast defender, Kolo Touré, has been suspended after failing a routine drugs test. Details are sketchy at this point, but newspapers have stated that:

‘the World Anti-Doping Agency has defined the substance for which he tested positive as “more susceptible to a credible, non-doping explanation”.’

This means that Toure, who was an unused sub at the Manchester derby last month when the test completed, may have ingested a substance unintentionally through over the counter medication. His reputation as a devout muslim and model professional appears to be contributing to this speculation.

We, on the other hand, prefer to err on the side of comic relief caution, choosing to believe ‘he took his wife’s diet pills’ to shift the last few pounds the Shake Weight couldn’t.

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11 Responses to “Kolo Touré: Diet Pill Drama?”

  1. athenarena says:

    Well this is a first. Toure is normally a good player. He should be not be taking supplements to lose weight. Unfortunately, he really cannot touch any form of medication do to the extensive list that the WADA -I decided not write out the whole agency, laziness- has.
    I remember in 2008, all Irish horses had to be banned in the Olympics not because of the fact they had been given steroids or any form of enhancers but because due to the length of the flight the horses had to be tranquilised to stay calm over the flight- animals die of stress- and that contained one banned item.
    There is deliberate and there is accidental.
    So Toure, I will not judge you fully and will stay neutral on the issue until the matter is concluded.

  2. sudaniyathoughts says:

    am just waiting to see how the FA will react, probably give him a measly 3 months ban and a fine…

  3. Ana says:

    Is this a joke? Because I can't stop giggling over the official title- World Anti-Doping Agency. And I don't 'giggle.'

    Seriously? That's the name you are going to go with?

    Happy Friday, all!

  4. mochara says:

    I bet his wife wasn't happy about that let alone the medics!

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  6. Soon2beWifeOfNAsri says:

    He's a Arsenal legend but if i take of my rose tinted glasses for a second, he should have known better than to take his wife's diet pills, hes been a proffesional far too long to know that unprescriped/approved pills should be a big no no as random testing can happen at any time.

    Lets wait and see the final verdict, i still love this guy though.

  7. EspePique says:

    Why would you take Diet Pills? Your wife diet pills ?! wtf ?!
    And why is diet pills in the drug category ?

  8. blake2108 says:

    The Diet Pills story is just a cover up.

    The rumour is is that he took an E from his team-mate Jo…

    • IrishBlue says:

      Hahahahahaha! Love it!! Ok I do admit it took me a little while to actually get the joke….I read it and was just like WTF I didn't think Jo would be so shady……I'm feeling a little slow today :D :D :D

    • cherryboomboom says:

      … I still dont get it :S

  9. Leah says:

    Aw poor Kolo. He's totally on my dream team.