Tottenham Hotspur loanee Emmanuel Adebayor has admitted his disappointed at certain sections of Arsenal fans who chanted abuse at the 27 year old during their 2-1 loss at White Hart Lane last weekend.
The Manchester City striker, who made over 100 appearances for the gunners between 2006 and 2009 admits that he was expecting some hostility but not chanting regarding the gun raid on his Togo teammates at the African Cup of Nations in which three people lost their lives.
Talking to a tabloid newspaper Adebayor said:
“The songs that they sung about me were very bad, but was I surprised? No. Disappointed? Yes. Obviously it was all meant to hurt me, to upset me, to anger me. It is sad that parents let their children hear or sing such things. As a child you are influenced by your parents’ actions.”
The former Arsenal striker continued:
“You see them doing it and you think it is the correct way to behave. It’s very sad how the memory of something so awful could be used in such an awful way.”
“To be honest I wasn’t surprised by it, I had been expecting something. And it didn’t affect me at all. I have learnt a lot in the last few years and the best response is a positive performance.”
In a final blast at those responsible for chanting something so disgusting he added:
“But those chants won’t ever have an effect on me. I’ve been through too many difficult times to let a minority of people singing silly songs affect my performance. But if I can survive the bullets in Angola then a few mindless insults will have little impact.”