Following the lead taken by Roy Keane, Gareth Southgate, and Ian Wright, Harry Redknapp has also spoken out against the Emmanuel Adebayor hysteria…
The Spurs gaffer made it clear from the outset that he was unimpressed by Adebayor’s recation to Robin van Persie’s tackle, but took Arsena’ls travelling supporters to task for their behaviour in Manchester:
‘I’ve got no time for people kicking anybody or being violent on the football pitch and he was wrong to run the length of the field. But it’s very difficult when you’re getting abuse throughout the game like he was. It’s not celebrating a goal that causes riots, it’s idiots who want to start riots. If I had been standing there and we had been giving him grief all game and he did that, I would probably say: ‘Fair play’
‘Arry went on to put the improper conduct charge further into perspective.
‘Adebayor went over the top but, at the same time, he was getting a lot of abuse from the fans for the whole afternoon. What did he do really? Run back and go like that, saying he scored. I’m not saying it’s right but if you can’t go near the away fans when you score because you’ll cause a riot… What nutters want to cause riots? Why do people need to shout abuse and cause riots? Why can’t they just watch a game of football? I don’t understand it. There’s no need for it and there must be something wrong with you if you want to do that.’
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