FA to look at Adebayor conduct in win over Arsenal
Sunday 13 September 2009
The Football Association is to take a close look at two controversial incidents involving Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor in his side's 4-2 win over his former club Arsenal.
Adebayor, who joined City in July after being a target for Arsenal fans during his final season in north London, ran the length of the pitch in Saturday's Premier League game to celebrate in front of visiting Gunners supporters after scoring City's third goal. Stewards had to intervene to keep furious Arsenal fans in check.
Earlier, Adebayor's boot caught the head of Robin van Persie, leaving the Arsenal forward with a cut to the face.
FA chief executive Ian Watmore told BBC radio on Sunday: "Our governance team will take a good look at both of the incidents that have been highlighted and will come to the media with the answers early next week."
Watmore was clearly disappointed by the goal celebration, for which the Togolese strike was booked.
"I was pretty unimpressed really because the problems between the Arsenal fans and Adebayor are well documented, and he ran the whole length of the field to celebrate," Watmore said. "So I think we're going to have a good close look at that one on Monday when we see it properly in the cold light of day.
"I thought the stewards did a great job of calming the situation down and it was to Manchester City's credit nothing worse happened."
Watmore would not be drawn, though, on the possible extent of any sanctions against the player.
"The punishments are the decision of the individual commission, if we get that far," he said.
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