Arsenal Fans : Punisd Adebayor
An Arsenal fans' representative has called on the FA to punish Emmanuel Adebayor for his actions at the weekend.
Adebayor, who enjoyed a fractious relationship with the fans towards the end of his time at the Emirates, sprinted the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of the away end following his goal for City and also appeared to stamp on the face of former strike partner Robin van Persie.
FA chief executive Ian Whatmore has vowed to look at each incident closely and Terry Milner, secretary of Arsenal's north-west supporters' club, has called for a hefty punishment.
Milner, who was in the visiting end as Adebayor taunted the fans, told Press Association Sport: "My feelings towards this is that it proves how little class he has about him. It was pre-planned, there was no way that was off the cuff.
"I understand that some fans have booed and jeered him and I saw things been thrown on the pitch, plastic chairs and stuff, which was wrong. But what the hell was he doing?
"He is earning, reportedly, £180,000 a week and he should be able to rise above booing and name calling.
"If you gave me £180,000 a week you could call me anything you wanted."
Reflecting on the possibility of an FA charge, he added: "I hope they don't put the two incidents together and effectively let him off with one.
"What he did to Van Persie was assault and that along probably deserves a five-match ban. Then there's the fans incident. I think Gary Neville was charged for something similar against Liverpool a few years back so there's that too."
Milner also warned of potential trouble down the line, if Adebayor comes to the Emirates with his new club.
"There was a similar situation when Ashley Cole left, he didn't come back the first opportunity he had," he said.
"If he does, I hope nothing happens but it would not surprise me if someone tried to get on the pitch. They'd be banned for life of course but they might think it was worth it."
Meanwhile, Dave Berry, a lifelong Arsenal fan who was also at the game, believes the boisterous element of travelling fans must take a share of the blame for inviting trouble.
"I've been watching Arsenal for nearly 50 years and I've seen all this before, I was going in the 70s and 80s when it was bedlam. At times it was a war zone," he said.
"It's not an excuse but sometimes drink takes over, alcohol before the game is a big problem. Maybe fans could conduct themselves a little bit better at times.
"He was certainly out of order but maybe some of our fans were out of order too.
"Ban him for the tackle (on Van Persie) by all means but for the celebration, give him a big fine and put that into grassroots football."
Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporter's Federation, bemoaned the possible effects of Adebayor's actions in the wake of the recent fan trouble between West Ham and Millwall.
"The kindest thing you could say about this is that it was unwise," he told Press Association Sport.
"It was a very silly thing to do. It's likely to add to the risk of incidents in the future and it doesn't help eliminate the elements of disorder.
"I think most supporters, particularly following the West Ham and Millwall situation, would agree that this was a very unwise thing to do.
"Footballers get paid a lot of money to perform on a public stage so it is not realistic to judge players and fans on the same standards.
Re: Arsenal Fans : Punisd Adebayor
hmm i see
Re: Arsenal Fans : Punisd Adebayor
yeah its wrong goal kar diya ex club har gaya ho punish him lolx