When all the talk should have been about Tottenham doing one over their fiercest rivals, we found ourselves talking about sickening and
distasteful chants aimed towards Adebayor.
We know Adebayor likes to cause controversy, in the past he has done things that he has openly regretted and said things he wishes he could take back, but that is no excuse for the verbal bashing he received at the hands of Arsenal supporters (only a minority). Wenger, Redknapp, players and fans came together this week and said it has gone too far, a line has to be drawn because it has gone too far.
Hearing the fans chant such disregardful songs, must have brought such nightmares and horrific images back to Adebayor. What he had to witness back in Cabinda, and then being reminded and hearing people rant “it should have been you, it should have been you, shot in Angola,” you cannot imagine what kind of emotions were running through the Togolese striker.
We all love a bit of banter, that’s what gets the fans ticking aswell as the players, but the horror scenes witnessed at White Hart Lane was just pure sick. How can people wish death upon another person, he hasn’t done anything wrong, all he did was move from one club to another, and for that he deserves to die. What is wrong with people?
Adebayor was not the only player to be attacked this past weekend. We saw scenes of fans throwing items at the Liverpool players during their 2-0 win over rivals Everton. This has to stop or someday someone can actually get hurt. Football is meant to be a game of passion not violence.
Roberto Carlos was a victim during his match against Krylya Sovetov when fansstarted to throw bananas at him. Maybe fun to a minority of people, but it certainly wasn’t for him or his family to witness. It affected him in such a way that he was forced to walk off the pitch.Maybe that is the answer, players should just walk off, or the match should be postponed. Something has to be done, because by simply just banning the culprits, it doesn’t change anything, someone will just follow the antics.