I don’t have any doubt that the Adebayor summer show was run by a pimp (aka “footballer’s agent”) trying to get more money for his slave (ie “player”).
Knowing that football journalists will print anything they are given and that clubs like WC Milan and BarBarBarcaSheep will grab at anything to divert attention from their disasters of last season it was clear the story would run.
As a result Ade got his pay rise and new contract.
So I ask myself, if I weren’t very bright (sorry Ade, but its my impression) but happened to be a stunningly brilliant player, and my pimp said “hey man you could get twice as much cash, just read this autocue” then I would do it.
And he did.
Now we have to consider our reaction as fans. If we cheer him because he is rather good and scores goals, and can help us win the EPL this season, then we do something for the club.
If we boo him, it gets onto Sky, into the papers, and we have another “Arsenal in Crisis” shock horror story, which does no one any good but keeps the idiots who write the Daily Mail etc in business.
Personally I prefer to keep Arsenal in business and at the top of the league. The football I watched against Real Mad today was the best I have ever seen in a pre-season game. So I go with Arsenal against the journalists.
And that’s the choice. Cheer Ade for Arsenal. Boo Ade for the Daily Mail.
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