FA to study Ade incidents

Officials to look at City striker's alleged stamp and goal celebration

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FA to study Ade incidents

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The Football Association have confirmed that they will 'take a close look' at the two incidents involving Emmanuel Adebayor in Manchester City's 4-2 win over Arsenal.

City took a huge step in their bid to wrestle fourth spot from the Gunners and maybe even mount a title challenge when they overcame Arsene Wenger's men at Eastlands on Saturday.

However two incidents involving Adebayor made sure that the game will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.

Robin van Persie has accused Adebayor of a 'mindless and malicious' stamp after being caught in the face by the Togo international's boot.

Adebayor then went on to put City 3-1 up and proceeded to run the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of the visiting supporters, nearly inciting a riot in the stands.

The 25-year-old was booked by referee Mark Clattenburg for the celebration and the player immediately apologised for his actions after the game but the FA have now revealed that they will carefully study both incidents.

In a similar incident Manchester United defender Gary Neville was suspended for two matches after he celebrated a late winner against Liverpool at Old Trafford in 2006 in front of the visiting Merseyside contingent.

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Alfie Bennett (Arsenal fan) says...

This incident really came out of the blue. I think The FA should have been more decisive as what Adebayor did sent Arsenal fans going mad. I don't blame Van Persie for the way he spoke out against Adebayor. Overall this aggrevates many minor issues to come.

Posted 13:32 13th September 2009

Nick Arno (Manchester United fan) says...

adebayor deserves to have the book thrown at him the man was like an animal possessed.i know the rule about if you have already had a yellow card shown then the fa cannot do anymore but this has to be addressed. the man could have caused a riot.also his challenge on rvp was a disgrace .to do that to an x fellow team mate was nothing more than yobbish,FA punish this man(animal).at least a 5 match ban and a heavy fine.

Posted 13:31 13th September 2009

Bobson Akpotohwo (Arsenal fan) says...

I think Ade was naive in his celebration.There was no point he wanted to make by such indiscretion.As for the stamping incident,the video replay shows he had an intention to harm him.Is up to the FA do act.

Posted 13:23 13th September 2009

Jonathan Flynn (Portsmouth fan) says...

What a disgrace! First the stamp is as obvious as it gets i hope he gets a lengthy ban for that. An then the celebrations is just ridiculous would of loved t ohave seen a red for that, he wouldnt be laughing then.

Posted 13:21 13th September 2009

Ben Thomson (Arsenal fan) says...

So if Neville received a two game ban for what he did, Adebayor should get 2 games for the celebration and 3 games or maybe more for what should have been a straight red card on RVP. What an idiot!

Posted 13:15 13th September 2009

Kevin Ives (Manchester United fan) says...

what he did was a disgrace, there's no way i could see tevez doing it in front of the united fans if he scored. The Gary Neville incident was different because it was a team he'd never played for.

Posted 13:08 13th September 2009

Shaun Phillips (Liverpool fan) says...

What a plonker. After the ugly scenes we saw with millwall and west ham, he goes and does something like this. I appreciate emotions were running high, however players have a duty of care when playing football, and to celebrate like he did idiotic

Posted 13:03 13th September 2009

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