Emmanuel’s Mixed Day At The Office


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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4 Responses

  1. RobW says:

    I trust you mean the boot to Van Persie’s face, rather than Fabregas? Not sure if anyone else saw it, but Garth Crooks’ defence of Adebayor on BBC 1 was laughable. But then most things coming from his mouth are.

  2. Kevin says:

    If Adebayor gets the book thrown at him then so should Van Persie. Van Persie’s celebration included yelling F Off at the city fans and celebrating infront of them. perhaps the only difference was City fans didn’t act like animals and throw chairs and Bananas at him. (make of it what you will that Arsenal fans threw bananas at Adebayor.

    At the end of the day if you are going to abuse someone all day and they then get the upper hand on you, you should expect some pay back.

    Adebayor was by no means blameless but neither were the Arsenal players who went out of their way to kick him. Van Persie went out to get him and should have been sent off for his lunge at him.

  3. ejh says:

    it goes without saying that they should be able to rise above any level of abuse that they receive

    I’m far from sure I agree with this. I don’t think, for instance, that it did either Real Zaragoza – or Spanish football in general – any harm at all when Samuel Eto’o nearly walked off the pitch at La Romareda three years ago.

  4. Ben says:

    There is a big difference between reacting to racist abuse and reacting to the general cat calls directed at former players. As far as i can see and i’ve looked again at the video there were no banana’s thrown at Adebayor. You can see the stool and few plastic bottles nothing else.

    I’m a neutral (Palace) so no bias either way. Adebayor should get a hefty ban for this, to describe his actions as “unthinking” beggars belief, if he was not thinking why the hell did he turn on his heel immediately and run to the Arsenal end. This was obviously a deliberate attempt to get some sort revenge for the booing he got all game.

    It’s naive to say this is fair enough….the guy nearly incited some serious trouble and whether they like it or not these overpaid Premiership stars are role models for kids. I don’t expect the FA to do anything but a four – five match ban would be a refreshing lesson for some of these muppets.

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