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Mardy Arsenal Players Queuing Up In Ade Obsession

Mardy Arsenal Players Queuing Up In Ade Obsession

First it was van Persie. Then Wenger chipped in amongst the hacks hysteria. Now more Arsenal personnel choose to focus on Emmanuel Adebayor rather than their football season...

It's getting sillier now. Arsenal will not let it lie. Clearly Adebayor's immediate 3 game FA ban for violent conduct was not enough and the campaign has started to maintain focus on events during City's 4-2 victory last weekend in the hope of the player receiving an increased ban, even with an improper conduct charge pending.

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas alledges he himself was stamped on by the four goals in four starts City striker:

'I think this is a red card here. I was lucky my foot was in the air when it happened. You know this is football and it can happen...what he did was no good for football. I am very disappointed about it, very disappointed.'

Next up, Emmanuel Eboué, himself roundly booed at the Emirates Stadium last season:

'For me, Adebayor, he didn't do well and that is no good for football because you have a lot of young people who watch the game and then, they see that. But I am happy that the FA gave him a three-game ban, I am very, very happy about that.'

There's more. Alex Song goes after Adebayor and City skipper Kolo Toure and claims that he was er, slapped:

'I think that Kolo is talking bull***t. He's talking nonsense. Ade was a 'big brother' in London, I was almost living at his place, and he at mine. Once he went to City, it's true that our relationship was not what it had been before. I called him two or three times, and he didn't call me back.

Referring to Toure's assertion that Arsenal players refused to shake Adebayor's hand in the players tunnel he said:

'I'm not going to have a laugh with him when I see him in the tunnel. Afterwards, on the pitch, he started to kick. He kicked everyone. That's not normal! He was aggressive. There was a free-kick in their favour and he slapped me. Coming from him - I couldn't believe it. Nobody doubts what Ade and Kolo have done for Arsenal. To say that the Gunners were not grateful to them, that's rubbish...their reaction is abnormal. Kolo always was a leader on the pitch. He was always pushing us, all the time. I saw Adebayor at the end of the game and I talked to him. Calmly. The best answer for him would've been to do nothing.

Intent on maintaining the pressure on the goal celebration, Song continued:

'It'd have been more beautiful if he hadn't expressed his joy at scoring that way. I told him it was a really silly thing to do, really stupid. Yes, he disappointed me because the person I knew was not the person I met again that day.'

It's relentless.

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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Friday September 18 2009
Time: 8:36AM

Comments

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Alright lads? Look, I keep telling you. All this comes from the fact they cant believe you beat them good style. Neither can I, but there you go.
Nobby Allcock
18/09/2009 08:42:00
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Jeez these blokes are a bunch of sooks. Someone get them and their fans a box of tissues because they haven't stopped crying about this since Saturday. You'd think this was one of the biggest crimes in UK history the way everyones going on about it. Harden the ***** up and get over it.
bluesnozza
18/09/2009 08:46:00
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20 articles since the match. Gawd you city lot are obsessed, we've totally forgotten about this already . Signed A.goon.
fifthcolumnblue
18/09/2009 08:52:00
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Congratulations on your 20th article on Arsenal in five days. Interesting you left Adebayor's quotes from this morning out of that piece isn't it?
Little Dutch
18/09/2009 09:11:00
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There's an echo in here.
fifthcolumnblue
18/09/2009 09:13:00
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Adebayor, The Sun: "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. I scored and I wanted to show people it is not a good idea to abuse me. I really didn't understand it at all. They were clapping Kolo but they were shouting personal abuse at me before the match even kicked off....I know a steward got hurt and I really do want to say sorry for that because he didn't ask for any of this - he was just a man doing his job. Emotions were running high for me and it is obvious they were for Arsenal fans as well....They had just seen me score the goal that meant they had lost the game and that was very hard for them to take. The steward was just doing his job but if things hadn't been thrown and people had stayed in their seats then that wouldn't have happened. Players should feel like they can celebrate a goal without the fear of being hit by things...I think, in terms of class on the pitch, we have overtaken Arsenal and that was a reason for some of the hostility...I am sorry Robin got hurt but I can't regret something I did not mean to do. Anybody who knows me knows I would not set out to hurt anybody and I would especially not mean to hurt an old team-mate. I really am glad Robin was OK because I know my stud was close to his eye but there was really nothing I could have done - there was no way I could have got out of the way in time... I could not understand some of the Arsenal players being disrespectful towards me. These are people I have spent a lot of time with and people I thought were my friends....I can just about understand the fans' reaction because they don't know the full story...However the way some of the players behaved is just crazy. When a man offers you his hand, you shake it. For them to act like that was a disgrace...I'm not sure if the fans understand what happened during the end of my time at Arsenal but I have done nothing wrong. An offer came in for me and, as I understand it, Arsene and the club accepted the offer the same day. It was not my fault I left, it was Arsene who wanted to accept the offer for me...Arsene has said many things in the Press but I only take notice of those who matter to me. I read his comments but, as the tattoo on my arm says, 'Only God can judge me' not Arsene Wenger."
Johnny Baguette
18/09/2009 09:21:00
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Little Dutch is spot on. Hardly any news wires are covering Adebayor's statement this morning.
Johnny Baguette
18/09/2009 09:23:00
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Certain irony in claiming that Arsenal won't let it lie when you seem determined to pick up on every word uttered. Maybe the fact that Kolo felt the need to go into the Arsenal dressing room to apologise to everyone shows that at least one person in a Citeh shirt accepts that much of what happened was the consequence of the way Ade behaved on the day. Ade claims that everybody that knows him knows he wouldn't set out to hurt somebody. People that know him rather well have just told you that he did. They were sensible and professional enough to wait until the ban for violent conduct was settled, so as not to influence it, before giving their opinion. As has been said already Ade had his own agenda for that game which seemed to be Ade settling some scores. Cesc's refusal to be drawn on dressing room relationships explains more than Citeh fans are able to understand about what Ade's real state of mind was. "Let's just move forward." he said "If this is true or not it just stays in the dressing room." Ade was a poor influence in the dressing room. If he has learned a lesson then you will benefit from it. If he hasn't he won't help you achieve what you aspire to.
Amos.
18/09/2009 09:57:00
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Oops sorry double post. Just adding to the weight of Arsenal input! Bottom line is though that you got the 3 points. In football everything else is just froth and bubble.
Amos.
18/09/2009 09:59:00
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Where did I say no news outlets are reporting it? I said YOU didn't report it. Which was pretty fortunate for you that you "forgot" to do so otherwise the title of your article would have looked pretty silly.
Little Dutch
18/09/2009 10:18:00
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