Adebayor says sorry, sort of

Man City striker also offers mafia-esque warning

Emmanuel Adebayor

Hampered somewhat by his ex-captain showing off the battle scars he allegedly inflicted in Arsenal’s hot-tempered clash with Man City last Saturday, Emmanuel Adebayor is making a belated attempt to win some friends back.

In a exclusive ‘heart to heart’ with The Sun, Adebayor has asked fans to empathise with his decision to kick a former team-mate in the face and then run a full 90 yards to incite the mini riot which left a steward hospitalised.

Clutching a tear-soaked hanky, Ade told the paper:

‘People talk about us as being football players and the money we earn, but just because we are fortunate it does not mean we need to take abuse.

‘If you were to abuse a man in the street for over an hour he would react and it would be a worse reaction than a goal celebration!

‘There is only so much abuse a man can take until he reaches breaking point.

‘I was being abused by people who six months ago were singing my name and the abuse was for no reason.

One, two, three clues for you over here, Emmanuel. The Togolese forward ended the interview on a slightly menacing note, maybe forewarning more celebratory antics should Arsenal fans keep up the abuse. Perhaps he’ll do a dance as well next time?

‘I scored and I wanted to show people it is not a good idea to abuse me.

The Spoiler might be getting soft in its old age, but – unforgivable face-stamping aside – we think Emmanuel could have a (teensy weensy) point. The striker joins Becks, Jamie Carragher and Didier Drogba in a list of players who have recently been reprimanded for giving fans a taste of their own medicine. Was last Saturday another case of supporters dishing it out, but not being able to take it themselves?

5 responses so far
  • Phil // September 18, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Come on Bailey, we all know two wrongs don’t make a right, that was one of the first things our mother’s taught us, no?

    In terms of Carra and Drogba, understand your point, but, they could have hit a poor innocent, non-object throwing fan with their retailation, at least Becks could pin-point his target, and so far as Ade goes, he obviously assumed the whole of the Gooner travelling contingent were a ganging up on him, so decided the best option was to wind the lot of them up!

  • John // September 18, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Ade is a thin skinned baby. He says “Woah is me…” and expects that to make up for a face stamping that has nothing to do with his run down the pitch to hassle Gooner fans. He knows he did wrong and now is acting like all of us will side with him because he is a tragic figure.

    SHUT UP!! Your a selfish footballer who sucked at Arsenal so they boo’ed you. DEAL WITH IT! Don’t think your actions are going to change Arsenal Fans minds or make them fell sorry for what they did. You just made yourself a life long reciever of everything they can throw at you…your an idiot.

  • Sucked? // September 18, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    He scored 30 goals in a season for Arsenal! What are you talking about John?

  • John // September 21, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    So you think that he was good for Arsenal? He refused to show up in big games and clearly was not playing fully for them. But your right…fans were happy with his performance and cheered him until he left the club.

  • Bokolis // September 22, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Adebayor is the player, the supporters are the marks, the chumps. Their abuse means nothing unless he makes it more.

    Instead of taking it as an opportunity to show some class, Adebayor took it as an opportunity to show his class…acting like a clown, taunting people without any real accountability (and that real accountability would be the potential to get the shit slapped out of him…or worse).

    That said, he doesn’t deserve the ban. Inciting a riot? Do you not hold people to ANY standards over there?!? People are better behaved at pro wrestling shows.

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