Emmanuel Adebayor Lectures Arsenal Fans on Loyalty

Before playing Arsenal, former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor said Arsenal supporters are “not real fans.”

“What is good at City is the fans. They love you. Arsenal have a lot of fans who are not fans,” Adebayor said. “Arsenal have fans from America and Jamaica. Today they are Arsenal fans, tomorrow they will be Liverpool fans, after tomorrow they will be Manchester United fans.

“If you boo your player every weekend, I am very sorry, you are not true fans. It hurt me a lot. That was the most difficult moment of my career.”

Ah, the uncritical ravings of a narcissist.

Football fans are the least judgmental segment of the population. They will forgive nearly everything short of murder and rape. Even rape might be forgiven in time.

They only ask the player to feign loyalty and to give his best effort. Emmanuel Adebayor did neither.

After scoring 30 goals in 2007-08, Emmanuel Adebayor and his agent tried to engineer his departure. He was disingenuous, stating one story on TV, then saying the exact opposite to reporters with the cameras off. He was not loyal.

Adebayor was not transferred. Arsenal doubled his salary to £80,000 per week. He then loafed through the 2008-09 season, scoring only 10 goals in the league. He gave so little effort, the club invented an injury to bench him at the end of the season.

Emmanuel Adebayor complains of fans with tenuous loyalties. Fans could make the identical complaint about him, and unlike Adebayor they have evidence.

Manchester City have good fans, who cheer him now. When they don’t qualify for the Champions League and Adebayor’s agent tries to engineer a move next summer, they will boo him, as good fans should.

14 thoughts on “Emmanuel Adebayor Lectures Arsenal Fans on Loyalty”

  1. I find it sad that this kind of person seems to be infecting professional sports worldwide. I thought it was just NBA players and NFL receivers who behaved like this. I was kind of hoping to get away from this kind of manufactured drama in the EPL. I suppose, given the Beckham experiment in L.A., I should have known better.

    1. This isn’t manufactured, as it happens so rarely you can bet that it is heart-felt on his part. It was hardly the best relationship with Arsenal fans. That hardly excuses his Jekyll and Hyde performance yesterday.

  2. To name just a few Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry all flirted with over clubs to get there wages improved and this worked for them as it did for Ade. While Rio did take slight abuse from Utd fans this totally disappeared once he had re-signed. Do you hear him or Terry or Lampard get abuse now? The answer is no, so why did Arsenal’s fans continue to boo Ade after he re-signed? Do they really think that he owes them something or that he should love Arsenal and not bother about his own career or wage? Get real Arsenal fans you badly messed up with this player because he is total class. Wait for Fabregas (don’t try and talk loyalty because like other professions it’s a JOB these players are not fans) to do the same next year with barca, do the same with him why not lose another top class player because of moronic fans. Its pretty obvious that those fans really got to him and now he is simply enjoying his revenge.

    1. I don’t think that is the reason people don’t like him.

      He is just a foul person with a foul attitude. Even before the transfer saga over at Arsenal he had issues with various people.

      Fact of the matter is you expect these players to have a little dignity and class.

      Aside from that I don’t think anybody is fussed about him leaving. He isn’t anything special as a footballer.

      Nobody really minds if a player transfers over to another club.

      I mean I’m a United fan and even though I was worried about him leaving I was sort of glad he did because I just thought he would do a lot better over there and he would risk less injury due to the lack of tackling in La Liga.

      If Fabregas moves to Barca next year any Arsenal fans that are pissed are only fools. He’s been with them long enough and he is going to want a new challenge sometine in the future.

      I’m sure he loves playing for Arsenal and loves the fans but sometimes its just time for a change.

      Either way though hes been great to them and to his team mates so whatever he does or where ever he goes he should be remembered fondly for what he did do when he was there.

        1. Oh I didn’t know you actually knew Ade to know what kind of person he is. Oh well you must be right then. Where did you get to know Ade was it in Togo or was it on nights out with the Arsenal team? Or just a totally bias opinion you have formed yourself? (Me thinks its this one)

          Ade is ‘nothing’ special my word you haven’t’ got a clue have you.

          You seem to think that Arsenal just pay for young talent and think its great when they leave and don’t mind. Your a bitter red balloon by man.

  3. Adebayor is more liken a Jamaican because he his chasing down the money and looking after his family. He could also goes up against the like Of Bolt and Powell who could do a quick 100m dash.

    He has got more similarities to jamaican fans than the arsenal fans do (no Pun intended). Adebayor needs to lay Jamacia and it’s and handle the issues he brought on to himself. I found it very offensive is comment suggesting that we are waggonist or to say the least that Jamaicans knows nothing about footbal

  4. Fabregas won’t go to Barca for the simple reason that he’d find himself with the same status he has for Spain. And that would be as a substitute behind Xavi and Iniesta. Maybe in a few years time, as those players are older than Cesc. But it wouldn’t make sense for him to go there any time soon.

  5. Arsenal as a whole is not a great place. Its not a place where an upcoming footballer would want to remain. The nature of the game today is that alot of footballers will demand more money, trophies and top class team mates when they reach a certain level. Thats just the way it is.
    Arsenal Club have some serious behind the scenes problems. Because so many good players leave. And i always hear about infighting and discontent within their ranks. All the damn time.

  6. They also have fans in Togo so why only America and Jamaica. City Buys their fans, so much for Loyalty!!! p.s. Thats why its Football!!

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