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|Adebayor’s Famous Goal Celebration Against Arsenal Story by loveinglistic: 10:55am On Sep 12|
A decade ago this month Emmanuel Adebayor produced one of the most infamous goal celebrations in Premier League history.
In a match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Etihad, the Togo international netted against his former side with 10 minutes to go, before sprinting from one end of the pitch to the other, toward the travelling support in one of the most memorable celebrations in the competition’s history.
The move culminated with Adebayor, who would later detail the racially abusive chants aimed at him throughout the game, knelt before the Arsenal crowd, motionless amid a wave of projectiles in what he has since referred to as his “spiritual zone.” Teammate Kolo Toure is said to have remarked to Adebayor, “I was looking at the pictures and you did not flinch once.”
Two months prior to the extraordinary moment in September 2009, the one-time African Player of the Year had just sealed a £25m switch from the Gunners to Man City during one of the most significant windows in the early Sheikh Mansour era. Place bet on Live Events 24/7 on NaijaBet
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