Kolo is no dope
The Manchester City star’s dad Mory said: “Kolo’s a strict Muslim and we’re a strict Muslim family. He would never get involved in anything like that.
“He does everything for his family and would never have anything to do with drugs.
“He just wants to do things the good way as a Muslim.”
Toure, 29, claims that he took his wife’s diet pills not realising they contained a banned substance.
His father added: “Kolo just took a slimming substance for his weight. It was a mistake as he didn’t know what was in it.
“But it’s wrong to say he has taken drugs.
“Kolo believes destiny will be on his side.”
Toure’s old boss, Arsene Wenger, is prepared to help clear his name if it goes to a tribunal.
Asked if he would be a character witness, Arsenal manager Wenger said: “Yes. He is a boy who has a clean life, very honest living, always at home, a family man and I do not suspect him at all to have taken drugs to enhance his performances.”
Former City chief Mark Hughes said: “Kolo leads his life correctly and hopefully it will be resolved and he can get on with his career.”
PFA chief Gordon Taylor said: “I feel convinced he has not been seeking to gain any advantage or to be cheating.
“He has just been unfortunate. Players have to be so, so careful these days.”
But Michele Verroken of Sporting Integrity said: “There are enough warnings out there. You simply cannot afford to be taking this stuff. There is no excuse.
“If he can convince a disciplinary panel of his innocence he will get away with a warning. On the other hand, if they don’t believe him, they can give a two-year ban.
“That would not just stop him from playing, he wouldn’t be able to train with a team either, which could have a devastating impact.”
source : http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/3447904/Kolo-Toures-father-insists-his-son-would-not-use-performance-enhancing-drugs.html