Emmanuel Adebayor has proven yet again that he is a complete and utter tool, who doesn’t understand the concept of sportsmanship. Adebayor has played for Arsenal for the past 3 years, but this summer he was traded to Manchester City. He claimed his reason for leaving is that the Arsenal fans had turned on him, and he didn’t feel comfortable playing on his own pitch, which is partially true. But the fans had every reason in the world to turn on him. The Togo striker was flirting heavily with several big teams across Europe last summer (2008), and transfer rumours were abundant, but he ended up staying at Arsenal for the 08-09 season. During that season, he was the laziest player on the pitch, often failing to capitalize on goal scoring chances, purely because he didnt bother trying. Obviously, as a fan it is easy to see this recurring theme game in and game out, and it becomes incredibly frustrating, as a team’s striker is the one that is supposed to score the goals. It is a striker’s responsibility to finish the plays that the rest of the team manages to create, and when you don’t have that last touch, you lose games. And thats exactly what Arsenal did last season. In fact, Arsenal did alot better in the games where Adebayor did not start. So naturally fans aren’t going to be happy with the weak link in the team. Especially when this weak link has proven time and time again that he has the talent and the ability to be much better. But last season, he just didn’t care. It was obvious that the propositions from other clubs, such as Barcelona, fed his ego to the point of satiation, and so we ended up with a jackass who thought he was too good to play for Arsenal.
Today, Arsenal played Manchester City for the first time since Adebayor started wearing the blue Man. City shirt. He played well, and I have no issue with that, but when he scored a goal, he ran purposefully towards the other end of the pitch to celebrate in front of the Arsenal fan section. It was so blatantly ridiculous that he received a yellow card for his pathetic, childish celebration. He apologized for it after the game, blaming his emotions for getting the better of him, but at the end end of the day, you are a sportsman, getting paid tens of thousands of pounds a week to do what you do, and there is no place for such immature behaviour in the Premier League. I can tell you right now that if Arsene Wenger was still his coach, and he tried to pull that stupid shit while playing for Arsenal, he would be hearing about it in the locker room after the game. Uncalled for, unecessary and moronic.
Below there is a video taken at the game today of Adebayor’s celebration…watch the Arsenal fans run down the stairs to try and get on the pitch. I really wish a couple of them had. Arrogant bastard.