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Kick It Out inform police of Twitter racism aimed at Yaya Toure after he rejoined the site

  • Manchester City's Yaya Toure sits on the pitch after being tackled by Manchester United's Marcos Rojo during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Manchester City's Yaya Toure sits on the pitch after being tackled by Manchester United's Marcos Rojo during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)  (The Associated Press)

  • Manchester City's Yaya Toure grimaces as he walks from the pitch after being substituted as his team are beaten 2-0 by Newcastle during the English League Cup soccer match between Manchester City and Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Manchester City's Yaya Toure grimaces as he walks from the pitch after being substituted as his team are beaten 2-0 by Newcastle during the English League Cup soccer match between Manchester City and Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)  (The Associated Press)

Anti-racism group Kick It Out says it has informed police that Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure was racially abused within hours of reactivating his Twitter account on Monday.

Toure tweeted "Great to be back on twitter after a good win yesterday. Now my focus is on the next game... Happy Monday everyone!!"

Within hours of posting the tweet, Toure was abused by other users, prompting Kick It Out to say via twitter "We are informing the Police of racist tweets directed @yayatoure earlier this evening and offer him our full support #kickitout."

Toure left the social networking site five months ago to focus on preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with the Ivory Coast.