You’re welcome to him!
The tall hitman, who left Arsenal this summer in a £25 million deal, could also face sanctions for making contact with Robin van Persie’s head, an incident that the Dutchman has insisted was maliciously deliberate.
In the midst of all the controversy, there are reports that the Football Association may ban him for anywhere between four to six weeks. Adebayor, however, does not believe he should be suspended.
“I don’t know what I have done wrong to get banned,” said Adebayor in The Sun.
“I have not heard the police or FA want to talk to me. The club have not said anything.”
Adebayor has apologised for his provocative celebration, but maintains that his actions were not premeditated.
He added: “It was silly to run up in front of the Arsenal fans. But these people have been insulting me all game.
“Even in the warm-up they were insulting me. They were saying things that are not nice to hear, personal things.
“I didn’t plan it, not at all. I didn’t even know that I would score. The way things were going from the warm-up, at the end it came into my head.
“I would like to apologise to the steward for what happened.”
Adebayor also admitted to looking forward to the return fixture at the Emirates Stadium.
He said: “I can go and play at the Emirates for the return game, why not? I play for Manchester City and if they want me to go and play, I will play.” (Goal)
So, Adebayor believes he has done nothing wrong? Whilst he was the subject to a great deal of abuse, the allegations that it was racially motivated are way wide of the mark (I speak as someone who was there) and if every player responded to abuse from the travelling fans in the manner that he did, almost inciting a riot and assaulting a former teammate, then there wouldn’t be many players left on the field of play.
It’s not new for players to have personal taunts thrown at them, and as long as they are not racist of homophobic, then I don’t think anyone can complain. Emmanuel is the kind of man who will never, truly, admit to any wrongdoing. He will only ever come out with an apology because he has been told to do so by others. For instance, he has never taken the responsibility for last summers fiasco when he undermined the club by a) asking for a huge pay rise and then sulking and trying to engineer a move from the club when he didn’t get it, and b) then proceeded to act like a spoiled child for a season until Wenger had no choice but to accept Man City’s offer for him.
I must also add, once again, that this is not sour grapes. Listen loud and clear. Man City deserved to beat us, 100%, they played very well indeed and I repeat, I have nothing against the club at all. I like the Eastlands club, it’s supporters, hell I even have a soft spot for Mark Hughes, there I said it, and apart from anything else, I respect them as a club, because as they say. “The enemy of my enemy is my friend”. We have a mutual disgust for Man United, and I really must make this clear that my disdain for the Togolese striker does not have anything to do with the club who currently pay him his overinflated wage.
Our beef, as Gunners fans, is with the player, and not Manchester City football club. He deserves a ban, and he will get one and the most telling thing about the whole debacle on Saturday was the way the cameras picked up Mark Hughes’s reaction to his new signings celebration of his goal. His face was lit up with rage because he knew it was a stupid thing to do, and he could also probably work out at that precise moment, that it won’t be the only time Adebayor angers him!