AdeByeWhore Insults Arsenal Supporters


Emmanuel Adebayor gave an interview with Henry Winter yesterday where he described the genesis of his feud with Nicklas Bendtner and insulted Arsenal supporters. Here it is, in his own idiotic, despicable words:

I have never been a bad influence in the dressing room. I had a little difficult moment with Nicklas Bendtner.

There was a rule at Arsenal where no one is allowed to come into the dressing room with trainers or house shoes on. I cannot understand why Nicklas came every day with his shoes on.

[Adebayor confronts Bendtner:] “Nicklas, you are a footballer, I am a footballer. Maybe I am better than you, maybe you are better than me but you have to respect everyone. There are rules saying you cannot come into the dressing-room with your house shoes. Take them off.

He never took them off and things started from there. I cannot accept that. Even if that happened tomorrow at City, I would fight with somebody.

The Boss jumped on me. ‘Why me?’ I said. ‘Nicklas is 20, he has to do the things that [William] Gallas, Robin Van Persie and Cesc Fabregas are doing.

Nicklas had a very easy route [into football]. He had the chance to be in the Arsenal Academy, the chance to be an international for Denmark. Football doesn’t stop there. You are young, you have to learn. No matter what quality you have, you have to listen to people, let people help you to be good.

I was not born with a golden spoon in my mouth. I left Africa at 15, came to Europe [with Metz] and it was very difficult but I knew if I listened I would be better. That’s what pushed me to where I am today.

People in my country love me. I represent my country very well. My family are very proud of me. But I can do more. That’s why I am always fighting to improve and be one of the best strikers in the world. I am fighting in games to see how many goals I can score, how many passes I can make, how many tackles, how many times I am coming back to help my team-mates.

If Ronaldo had gone to Manchester United and thought ‘I’m good’ he would not have become the best player in the world. He worked with the United players, who helped make him big. Nicklas just thinks he can make himself big.

So, because Nicklas would not take his shoes off in the locker room and because he wasn’t born in a poor African village, this is why Adebayor eventually came to despise him so much that he assaulted his own teammate on the pitch. Had that occurred on the street, Adebayor would have been arrested.

I am sorry, but if that is not being a bad influence, I don’t know what is. Adebayor’s whole story is that Bendtner should have been following the examples of the older players but I think we can all agree that we are glad he doesn’t follow Adebayor’s example and go around assaulting his own teammates. The worst part is he is just as willing right now to “fight with somebody” at City if they wore shoes where they weren’t supposed to.

Adebayor claims Bendtner had an “easy route” into football. He makes it sound as if Bendtner didn’t have to do anything to get into the Arsenal Academy or the Denmark side. Neither a place at Arsenal or Denmark were just handed to Bendtner. He earned both through hard work and dedication.

It’s obvious that Adebayor was extremely jealous of Bendtner and after scoring only one more goal than the young Dane, knew that Bendtner was right on his heels and coming close to taking his spot in the first XI. Adebayor chose the easy way out and went for money and a guaranteed spot and now he wants to try to paint Bendtner as some kind of spoiled brat while he is the hero fighting for shoe justice in dressing rooms everywhere.

As if all this wasn’t enough, we then get this insult to thousands of loyal and fanatic Arsenal supporters:

Arsenal have a lot of fans who are not fans. Arsenal have fans from America and Jamaica. Today they are Arsenal fans, tomorrow they will be Liverpool fans and after tomorrow they will be Manchester United fans.

The real problem was that Arsenal have players who are not players. Arsenal have players from Africa. Today they are Arsenal players, tomorrow they will be Man City players, and after tomorrow they will be (fill in other third-rate club) players. You twit!

As an American Arsenal supporter of over 10 years, I cannot tell you how absolutely insulting I find this characterization to be. City do not have fans outside of England because nobody gives a fuck about them and they’ve never done anything that would make anyone take notice. American Arsenal supporters spend 1000s of pounds to go to London for a weekend just to see their club and yet Adebayor has passed judgment on every American Arsenal supporter.

The man is a fucking disgrace and I get sick to my stomach when I think of him having ever worn the Arsenal shirt. The fact of the matter is that Arsenal is about pride and integrity and Adebayor has neither of those qualities. He has always been out for himself. Even American Arsenal supporters can see that.

The man is so self-centered that he whines about people not singing his name and tried to blame his lacklustre performances on a lack of adulation. As if the new, £80k/wk contract was not enough motivation. Adebayor is exactly the kind of person who will end up on a reality television show when his career is over.

Why he is so fixated on where people are born is beyond me. He wants to be praised because he happened to be born in Africa. He thinks Bendtner had it easy because he happened to be born in Denmark. And he thinks supporters who happened to be born in America are not “not fans.”

Here’s another treat:

If you boo your player every weekend, I am very sorry, you are not true fans.

Let me apply the same logic… If you don’t play your heart out for the club every weekend, I am very sorry, you are not a true Gunner.

Then he says that:

Arsenal forced me out. Arsene told me: ‘You have to leave because financially we are very bad.’

I have to say that I find this highly unlikely. It is a lie to try to get the City fans to actually believe he went to City for something other than the double-sized check. Even City fans aren’t that ignorant and if I was them I would be insulted at Adebayor thinking they are. He is trying to play them the same way he tried to play Arsenal fans claiming that he never wanted to leave Arsenal after his summer disappearing act.

If Arsenal were “financially very bad” why wouldn’t we have sold him after 2007-08 when he had actually played well and we had interest from Barcelona and Milan with figures quoted that were significantly higher than what we eventually got from City?

He then goes on to say how “People in my country love me. I represent my country very well.” Was he representing his country well when he was holding out and refusing to play for them over a payment dispute?

The problem with Adebayor is that he thinks he is smarter than everyone else and that they actually believe his ridiculous stories and excuses. You also have to seriously question someone that talks about themselves in the third person. Should Adebayor be booed when City comes to the Emirates? Of course, of course… No Arsenal supporter, no matter where they are from, should let Adebayor get away with insulting fellow Gooners like this.

My Recurring Arsenal Nightmare


It’s like a recurring nightmare… I’m standing outside of the training ground at Colney on the Friday following the final match of an international break hoping to get a glimpse of some of the players on their way into the complex. First, a car pulls up and Bakary Sagna gets out and his arm is in a sling. I think to myself, “Unlucky fellow.” Then another car pulls up and out steps Robin van Persie, only he’s on crutches with his left leg in a cast. I think to myself, “Not again.” Another ride pulls up and the driver gets out and goes around to open the back door. Cesc gets out with his head wrapped in bandages and both arms in casts. Then I begin to hear the sirens of many ambulances off in the distance quickly approaching. About 20 ambulances all pull up to the ground and every other member of the first team is carried into the complex on a stretcher. Here’s where the most recent dream had a slight twist… Then I notice that Arshavin hasn’t come back yet. Just then a final car pulls up and I can see Andrei is driving. He must be alright. He gets out of the car and starts walking into the ground when Guus Hiddink jumps out of a bush, kicks him in the groin, and runs off laughing. I look up and raise my hands to the sky with fists clinched and scream, “DAMN YOU INTERNATIONAL BREAKS!!!”

Despite warnings from Arsene Wenger, Guus Hiddink chose to play Arshavin on Wednesday away to Wales where he, most predictably, aggravated a groin injury which he had already worsened in Arsenal’s last league match at United. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Hiddink either ignored Arshavin or wasn’t paying enough attention to his situation by leaving him on the pitch for the full 90 minutes.

We can all appreciate Russia’s fight with Germany for the automatic qualification spot from Group Four, but did Russia really need to play Arshavin away to Wales to be able to get a result? Had it been a match with group leaders, Germany, it might be understandable if not any more excusable.

ArshavinWhy do we always suffer injuries to key players in what seems like every international break? We have lost Robin van Persie more than once to international break injuries, among many others. Nowadays we usually chalk it up to our seemingly unceasing bad luck with injuries in recent years. But this situation is different.

Everyone knew Arshavin had been carrying a groin injury since last season and that he had re-aggravated it at Old Trafford. Hiddink did not play him on Saturday home to Liechtenstein and said that Arshavin’s “condition [was] improving” and he was “getting closer to being able to play.” He also said, “Hopefully with some rest and intensive treatment we could get him ready for the Wales match.”

What kind of manager would risk his best player in a match against a team that poses no real threat? The kind of manager who will not need that player again immediately. The injury to Arshavin does not hurt Hiddink or Russia in any serious way because he is only expected to be out for a little over a week.

But in that time he will miss three matches for his club including the important trip to Eastlands and the first Champions League group stage fixture. For Russia, he likely will not miss a game because the next international break isn’t until the second week of October, by which time Arshavin should be totally fit again.

The problem, from an economic standpoint, is that this is a player who is being paid, by Arsenal, say, £75,000 per week. If he misses two weeks,Hiddink that is £150,000, which in American money is approaching a quarter of a million dollars. Arsenal are now paying almost $225,000 to a player who can’t play because of the gross negligence of his national team coach.

Let’s not kid ourselves, football is a business and in no other business to companies loan out their best workers to do dangerous work which could result in an incapacitating injury for no compensation. That is just absolutely ludicrous.

And I understand the “When your country calls…” arguments and that was all well and good 20-30 years ago. But when you invest £15m on a player and then have to subject him to injury for no possible gain and frequently a loss, it is highly unfair to the clubs. In purely economic terms, it makes no sense whatsoever.

But, in a world where it cannot be changed, we should at least be able to hope for is international managers to at least show some respect for the clubs’ assessments of their players. In an ideal world, I would like to see Hiddink pay the club that money himself along with a note that says:


Sorry for being such a cunt.