Shanghai: Yaya Toure says Fifa is not doing enough to stamp out racism and that England should have walked off the pitch in the face of monkey chants during their Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria.
The 36-year-old former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder made the comments after Qingdao Huanghai clinched promotion to the Chinese Super League at the weekend.
England’s 6-0 victory in Sofia earlier this month was marred by racist chants and Nazi salutes from a section of Bulgarian fans.
“This is a shame, why are you playing for England?” Toure, who has been outspoken on football’s racism problem, said of the decision.
“They are always talking, ‘Blah, blah, blah’, and what? Nothing changes.”
Turning his real fire on football’s decision-makers, the four-time African player of the year said: “People from Fifa don’t care anyway because we’ve been talking about this, but it’s still continuing.
“I don’t want to say that I’m not concerned, I’m concerned.”
Toure was speaking after he played a pivotal role for Qingdao in a 2-0 win on Saturday at Shanghai Shenxin, attended by just a few hundred spectators.
Victory ensured promotion to the top-tier Chinese Super League for the team that Toure joined in July, but he is unlikely to make the move up with them next year.
“I think I’ll finish in December or January, then go, have another challenge,” he said, vowing to play on until he is 40.
“People are thinking that I’m done, but I’m not done yet,” he said.