Arsenal legend Wright backing Man City's Adebayor: He showed bottle

Arsenal legend Ian Wright can understand Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor's goal celebrations on Saturday.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright can understand Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor's goal celebrations on Saturday.

In his column for The Sun, Wright wrote: "However crazy his actions were, Adebayor - after getting bucketloads of stick for his £25million move - was only doing something which many other players would love to have done.

"It's just Adebayor had the bottle to go for it.

"After I left Crystal Palace for Arsenal, I got a fair amount of stick. Some fans wrote stuff on the wall of my mum's house accusing me of being a Judas. It wasn't nice that my family was getting dragged into things.

"The first time I scored against Palace, I did not run over to their fans - even though I thought about it. Putting the ball in the net gave me the real satisfaction.

"I must admit, I did celebrate in front of other away fans and after the game, I would usually get a dressing room visit from a policeman. It's just that some fans want everything. They love to scream abuse at players and say things about the players' wives and kids - but if they get something back, they don't like it. And they cannot handle it.

"Togo international Adebayor has clearly been storing a lot anger inside and he wanted to give an instant answer to all of the Arsenal fans."

 
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