Man City's Adebayor hits back at Arsenal fans

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has defended his behaviour against Arsenal last weekend.

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has defended his behaviour against Arsenal last weekend.

Adebayor, who left the Emirates with Kolo Toure in the summer, told 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."

Arsenal fans turned against Adebayor towards the end of his time in North London and chants aimed his way on Saturday were personal and targeted his family.

The £25million hitman, who claims he suffered 60 minutes of non-stop abuse, said: "I was running on pure emotion and when you take emotion out of football we are going to have a big problem.

"People say I had time to think because I ran the length of the pitch but that is not true.

"I was abused all match and scored a goal I knew would win the game for us. Ten seconds is nothing. Your emotion is going to last a lot longer than that."

 
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