Writer: Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday September 15 2009
Almost impossible to focus on the derby as Planet Blue waits for confirmation of an Adebayor ban. Yet more is emerging of the events that led to incidents involving the big striker...
City skipper, Kolo Toure who was first on the scene to guide Ade away from the Arsenal supporters has spoken in The Sun of how nasty stuff that followed the striker through the warm up into the game had started in the players' tunnel:
'Even though he was the first to go and salute them in the tunnel, even those who had an affinity with him didn't want to shake his hand. For me that is unacceptable.'
There's no doubt that Adebayor was wholly unstabilised by what he was on the receiving end of, but of course, he will have to face the FA consequences for losing the plot. That's widely accepted across City's support.
Yet it is also time for Arsenal supporters to accept that the player was racially abused from their own seats and ask themselves how they would have reacted were they in his boots. The match was televised live in France amongst other countries and the Arsenal elephant-whore song booms through loud and clear repeatedly.
The ever astute Martin Samuel summed up the situation in The Daily Mail this morning:
'The Arsenal fans who sang the Adebayor song at Eastlands on Saturday, the one that insulted his father and called his mother a whore - and there seems to be disagreement over where it came from, but check calls were made to some Gunners fans in the top tier and they certainly heard it - have already been allowed to go far beyond what would be considered reasonable behaviour in any other domain.'
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Date:Tuesday September 15 2009
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