Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says the decision to name Pierre Emerick Aubameyang the Africa Player of the Year award over himself "brings shame to Africa".
Toure was hoping to be named winner of the coveted prize for the fifth consecutive year after captaining Ivory Coast to Africa Cup of Nations glory.
He was also named in the competition's team of the tournament.
But speaking after losing out by seven points to Aubameyang in the voting, Toure appeared to be furious that he was denied another gong.
The winner was voted for by coaches and technical directors from around the continent.
“I’m very, very disappointed," Toure told Afrue Foot.
"It’s sad to see Africa react this way, that they don't think African achievements are important.
“I think this is what brings shame to Africa, because to act in that way is indecent. But what can we do about it? Us Africans, we don’t show that Africa is important in our eyes. We favour more what’s abroad than our own continent. That is pathetic.
“Even FIFA, with all its history of corruption, wouldn’t do this
Aubameyang became the first ever player to win the award from Gabon after an incredible 2015 with Dortmund..
He has 27 goals in 27 games for the Bundesliga side since the start of the current season, having begun to establish himself as one of Europe's most prolific forwards towards the end of the last campaign.
Arsenal are reportedly interested in trying to lure Aubameyang to the Emirates as they bid for a first Premier League title for a decade.
This guy Yaya Toure has just won the award of the most arrogant player on the planet Earth. What a toxic thing to say!