Harry Redknapp defends Emmanuel Adebayor
The big debate: Treat those who paid for your house with decency or antagonise them?
Tough one. Harry Redknapp knows the answer though. Writing in today’s Sun (available online for those who have dramatically ripped up their copy already,) big H makes it clear where he stands. On Adebayor he says:
What on earth was controversial about it?
He took a load of abuse from Arsenal fans, scored against them, ran the length of the pitch to the away end and dropped to his knees as if to say to them ‘I’ve scored, ‘ave some of that’.
I think the FA are wrong to charge him in the first place. But, then again, I think the whole goal celebration issue has got way out of hand.
Whereas Carlos Tevez’s apologetic celebration is lambasted:
Look at Carlos Tevez on Monday night. He scores against his old club West Ham and then says he refused to celebrate because of his love for the club and its supporters.
What a load of old tosh.
I couldn’t for the life of me see why he didn’t want to punch the air in recognition of a goal. Why shouldn’t he?
He should have scored the goal and then celebrated like he wanted to inside.
He has no reason to be on the same side as West Ham fans.
Redknapp puzzlingly concludes:
If you don’t want to score goals, don’t play football.
Redknapp’s verdict is of course nothing to do with the fact that were Adebayor to obtain a further ban, he would miss City’s next match against Aston Villa, who happen to be Spurs big rivals for a Europa League spot.
So what is the verdict readers? Agree with Harry? Or has Tevez demonstrated a better example of how to behave?