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.