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GIFS Aplenty: Stamp One, Stamp Two Or Arsenal Fans?

Emmanuel Adebayor is set to miss derby day after his poor behaviour in City’s victory over Arsenal. The FA are set to fast track the disciplinary for the in-form striker but it’s not entirely clear which incident they will be punishing. His celebration is worthy of at least a fine, although Greater Manchester Police have got involved and condemned Adebayor, which might mean he faces a ban. Then there was the kicking of Robin van Persie’s face, which was just inches away from his eye. But there was also a stamp on Cesc Fabregas.

In reaction to Adebayor’s goal, the Arsenal fans went mental, and rightly so in my opinion. Liverpool FC weren’t punished for their fans’ reaction to Gary Neville’s celebration in 2006, where they ripped out seats and threw them on the pitch, so it would be double standards to dish out Arsenal with any sort of fine. Some would argue that fans should be responsible for their own behaviour though and a player sliding on their knees shouldn’t warrant behaviour which resulted in a steward being knocked unconscious and taken to hospital.

Which incident do you think was worse and how many matches, including derby day, do you think Adebayor will miss?

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  1. Chep says:

    stamp 1 was worse. he will get no ban I reckon. there is a different judgment of FA amongst the various teams.

  2. Jack says:

    eduardos won his appeal with the 2 match ban thing

  3. King Eric says:

    Excuse my ignorance but what the fuck is a “gif”?

    Bluemoon – You do seem ok for a bitter but please don’t make the mistake of thinking that because you have a few quid and have won your first 4 games that you are anywhere near United. All the money in the world can’t buy you class or history.

  4. King Eric says:

    CRooney – How can you adore Adebayour? The man is hideous. He is a cunt.

  5. Bluemoon says:

    King Eric, I have never said that mate infact I made the point that we are a long long long way away if ever….Have a read through my comments again.

    We have history, just nowhere near as much as yours over the past 20 years. It’s not about the first four games, its about every thing that is being done from the roots up. Without repeating myself, we are up an coming and will frighten the gunners and scoucers, thats all! And I will repeat again years and years off anything

  6. TonyBee says:

    If Gary Nev got a FA bollocking for just posing up to the dippers…. Adelbayoue or whatever the cuny’s name is should get the same and more…..
    as for the stamp on Van PerSIE……I laughed at the time cos I thought he just flicked him with his foot but after seeing it in slowmo and noticing the actual intent, I thought fuck me, he was trying to kick his eyes out… as you all lot know i detest them cunts at the Emirates( the biggest 50,000 seater shithouse in the land) but feel that was well out of order……
    when he ran all that way to slide on his knees in front of the gooner lot he was lucky he only got a few pies thrown at him….

  7. JD says:

    The defence of “he was trying to stamp on his fingers” is ludicrous. When I went to poke my m8 I accidentally threw an axe in his face, no need for punishment there! Specially since he’s a whiney bitch, makes it okay!

  8. King Eric says:

    Blue Moon – Fair enough mate. Just make sure you beat the Scousers!

    Just one question where the fuck is Suhayl???

  9. Bluemoon says:

    King Eric….one last question mate, if you could choose a team to finish 2nd who would you have? Inside the top 5 (That does not include you little bitch Spurs, when Spurs play you they should be made to wear tutus and makeup)

  10. Ulster Red says:

    i know the question wasnt put to me, but if i could pick a team to finish 2nd it would be our reserves tbh!!

  11. aig alex is god says: your always seem to make a good point and present it in a respectable manner.while i hate shitty (obviously) i have great respect for fans like you.

  12. Bluemoon says:

    Thanks AIG Alex, the simple truth is even though we hate each other, we still live in the same great city, work together, drink together and are mates!

    Please let us win the Rumbelows Cup this year!

  13. King Eric says:

    BlueMoon – I would like to say your lot for the city of Manchester in general but I would be lying. I would have to say Arsenal. Hate the RentBoys but fucking despise the dippers!

    Just driving home and was listening to “the monday night club” on Five live with Motson, Claridge and Rod Liddle and some other cunt. They started off saying we were excellent on Saturday but then things turned shit. They said we would struggle if Wazza out as Berbatov just not up to it. The posh cunt Liddle said that “He needs a rocket, the fans don’t like him and he is LAZY”. Do they even think for themselves or just churn out the same bog standard lines? I emailed in and said if you actually watch a game you would realise he isn’t lazy and has been superb thus far this season. They annoy me to fuck. They will NEVER warm to Berba at United as they probably just read comments that dopey bastards put on the 606 forum about how Berba is “languid” or “lazy”. They then started banging on about the fucking RentBoys again and how great they look. One even said IF they weren’t playing catch up last season they would have won the league. Forgive me if I am wrong but didn’t they get off to a flyer last season and its United who were playing catch up as we were 10 points behind at one point! Its all ifs and buts. They haven’t actually played a top ten side yet.

    Finally they started laying in to Scholesy saying how at 35 “He should know better” and that alot of his mistimed tackles are actually “violent”. I cannot wait till we lift title number 4 and shut these ABU’s up!

  14. Saad says:

    Bloody hell! Such behaviour cannot be condoned….. lets see what punishment he gets…. this is certainly worse than wot king eric did in my opinion! this guy is savage

  15. sanj says:

    King Eric- A GIF is a type of picture file- similar to JPEG. Scott uses GIFs because they can be animated- and look like videos.

  16. sanj says:

    Also agree with everything you said, of course!

  17. Drew Vader says:

    I hate to admit it, but I would rather have Arsenal finish second….

    Thats just because I don’t hate them as a football team as much as I hate chelski, pool and citeh. But it also might just be because of my man crush on Arshavin…

  18. Always Be Closing says:

    On the subject of questions like ‘what is a gif?’.. what’s an ‘ABU’? I presumed it was a club taken over with Middle Eastern money, but, eh..

    FSW is my favourite acronym so far though.

  19. MUFC the Religion says:

    I’ll make a quick post then I’m off.

    Adebayor should be banned for 3 matches minimum. His celebration was much worse than RedNev’s and Neville didn’t make 2 nasty malicious stamps.

    Right, I’m off to watch the MTV Awards. Don’t judge me. Beyonce and Katy Perry beckon.

  20. TonyBee says:

    Fuck Beyonce…..oh yes please…lol

  21. Jack says:

    sky sports news breaking news: premier leauge to introduce squad cap and quota on home grown players from next season…premier leauge to also impose tougher pentalies on clubs in financial diffculty

  22. Jack says:

    As of next season their is a squad cap being imposed, meaning all clubs must name a squad of 25 that they can use for the season and of the 25 players 8 must be home grown. Also tougher penalties will be imposed on clubs in financial difficulties.

  23. bloodred says:

    Arsenal away fans never booed Adeybayor before he left Arsenal away fans never boo there players.

    What would the Manu reaction been if that was Tevez?

  24. fooart9 says:

    what a non class player…
    keane reaction to Haaland is not great but understandable…he give Haaland a worse payback ever…They are derby rival…
    But to stamp on your former teammate…and in the face with real intention…wtf…Arrogant and no manner to the max…
    I definitely see Van Persie doing the Keane thing to this cunt at Emirates…
    Adebayor is a disgrace to football arena…Mind kick racism out of football…Kick Adebayor out of football…!!!

  25. wayne says:

    we know he had problems with both van persie and fabregas so he was being vinditive if that happens off the pitch you’d get charged add to that inciting fans to riot minimum 5 games he seems like bad news

  26. Norton says:


    Others are right on here; you’re an OK and more importantly, a fair-minded bloke. Kudos to you, fella.

  27. King Eric says:

    sanj – thank you very much.

  28. King Eric says:

    Always be closing – ABU – Anyone But United.

  29. Gerry Gooner says:

    Good article Scott. Fact is the irony of seeing Adebayor running the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of Arsenal fans on saturday has not been lost in us gooners why?
    1. He never did it when he played for us.
    2. If you added up how many yards he ran for us last season it prob wouldn’t equal the length of a football pitch!!

    Mancs and Gooners always have issues about media coverage but to be honest I’m astounded at MOTD- i know its a highlights programme but to overlook the ‘tackle’ Adebayor made on Fabregas is just unbelievable. If Keane or Vieira had done it it would be on 24/7. Then you have Alan ‘foot in the face’ Shearer giving his tuppence worth- its like asking Ted Bundy to critique Charles Manson.

    On a side issue top class performance from your lot against the Spuds…there I’ve said it.

  30. RedHarry4Life says:

    Maybe as a side issue.

    Anyone wonder what kind of media coverage it would have got if it had been a United player doing what Adiethewhore did on Saturady.

    What kind of suspension they would have got, and how many more years would it be brought up?

    Just a thought.

  31. CROoney says:

    bloodred – tevez would never do it coz he was actually adored by the fans unlike adebayor

    King Eric – i meant that i adore that reaction – i would have done the same , especially coz the fans are against you –

    mind this lads – i found this on the net and can actually anyone confirm this coz i never saw the match :

    “”…can you not see the irony in Arsenal fans accusing Ade of having no class whilst they all stood their chanting insults at him and his family on Saturday. I see Arsenal fans also focus on his tackle on Cesc and label it disgusting – ignoring the various physical assaults on him from Cesc, Song & Bendtner – as well as RvP. Ade was totally at fault for his stamp on RvP but to suggest that Arsenal players were behaving in a saintly manner is plain wrong – they went out to injure him and had they succeeded I am very sure the moronic element of Arsenal fans would have been cheering them to the rafters. Ade’s stamp was horrendous but remember than only a second previously RvP had gone in studs up with both feet, nowhere near the ball and with clear intent to injure Ade. Yes after the match he was there with his choirboy act as if butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth….and the leadership of this side was Cesc who was also trying to kick Ade at times….not defending Ade but it genuinely baffles me that Arsenal fans & players are claiming ownership of the moral high ground ”

    – if that’s true, than you don’t need much to start thge personal vendeta

  32. Goodness says:

    Stamp one is the worst of all and stamp two gets backed by stamp one. Adebayor is the worst player I have ever seen. Moving to a rival club and hurting old fellow players never happened in the EPL. I don’t think Tevez would the same to Berba or Rooney.

    Real Madrid defender Pepe has been banned for 10 matches for his attacks on Getafe’s Javi Casquero and Juan Albin in April, 2009, clash. Ade’s stamp on RvP is the same and he should face the same ban, so Citeh fans can take a break.

    As for Arsenal, its the very start of the season and as Chelea’s winning is not that big, City’s win over Arsenal is nothing too. Last year they beat us 4-0 and they finished 10th.

    I hope Manchester United beat them well in the weekend.

  33. MUFC the Religion says:

    Oh I think Tevez would definetely do it to Berbs.

  34. willierednut says:

    I hope adebayor starts against united he’s never done anything against us. I think the stamp was worse than the celebrition, if fans give a player abuse for 90 mintues then they ave to expect the player to give some back. Saying all that he shud get a 3 game ban for the stamp.

  35. jimmybob says:

    Hate city but if any one deserves a good stamping on its van pierse and it was funny to see the ,london luvvie fans going ballistic

    they taunted adeybayor all game so fuck em they had what was coming.

    Also old wenger managed to see everything that adeybayor did funny that?

    Hope hes banned and we beat them 4 nil

  36. zhixiang says:

    Haha, suddenly we get so many extra fans from Gooners to wish us well to beat Citeh on the coming derby eh?
    Nevertheless I am glad that Adebayor is probably banned from the derby.
    Partly because we can do without a top form striker for Citeh, partly I’d rather have one single poor game than having him stamping on the likes of Rooney and leave our team short on the spine of the team…

  37. Norton says:

    Well, for those who think Adebayor was entitled to go all-a-headless-chicken because he got a verbal lashing from his former club’s fans, and that his stamp then RAKE down van Persie’s head are excusable too, let’s have free rein for all in future. Everywhere. What fun that’ll be.
    Stop making excuses for him. He was bang out of order and if he can’t control himself that’s his fault. No-one else’s.

  38. King Eric says:

    Norton – Bang on as usual mate. I am baffled by comments such as “well he was getting stick off the fans so what do you expect”? He is a professional sportsman and needs to rise above it. How much stick did Ronaldo get every game and how much does Rooney get?

  39. Norton says:

    King Eric:

    Thing is, Mr KE, it’s how folk who defend senseless behaviour (anyone can find a “moral equivalence” if they look hard enough, often to ludicrous lengths) promote the idea there should be no punishment.
    It doesn’t matter how many “examples” anyone can find of past inconsistency with appropriate action in cases “like” this either; that’s not the point.
    This isn’t a fucking murder case at the Old Bailey. It’s football, a sport with its own rules. Inconsistency in previous application of them, even if true, is irrelevant.
    Adebayor is guilty of transgressing them. That should be the end of any argument. Punishment without doubt to follow.
    Cheers for the reply, Mr KE. Be lucky.

  40. Bear says:

    Should have been 10 for the first one and 3 for the second one. Adebayor is a prick.


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