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Exclusive: What REALLY happened in the stands against City

In Arsenal FC, Exclusives on September 18, 2009 by Highbury N5 Editor

I have managed to get hold of one Arsenal fan that was in the stands, directly at the front when everything kicked off against City after Adebayor’s goal celebrations.

As it turns out, the ‘Elephant’ song, as it is being coined in the press, was not sung in the stands at all. It was the ‘Arshavin version’.

It turns out City fans were throwing missiles at our fans throughout the game with Gooners being hit on the head with coins, fans that were arrested were walked through the City fans and spat at. Stewards were also guilty of inciting fans.

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What was the atmosphere like towards Adebayor before the game and up to the point of his scoring?

The atmosphere was full of hatred towards Ade, he copped for plenty of stick, Every touch of the ball the gooners screamed ‘Wa**er’.

Were the Arsenal fans singing that Elephant song?

I heard the Elephant song being song on the concourse on entering the stadium, it was not song out on the stands ( not what i heard).

When the trouble started, what happened and how did the stewards and police react?

After scoring his goal Ade ran towards us there was only 4-5 stewards stood at front of stand, i threw the stool just as he slid to his knees. Lots of fans were streaming down steps towards front when reinforcements of Police and stewards arrived. fans were pushing and jostling with Police and stewards for quite a while after game had restarted. The Stewards were swearing at fans, I was arrested just as Citeh scored their 4 goal i was taken through Citeh fans who spat at me.

After the game did any trouble kick off between fans?

I’m led to believe there was aggro after the game, the police station i was in stared filling up with fans from 1700hrs.

It can be seen on a few video’s that the police had to stop some of the City fans getting to the Arsenal fans…presumably looking to cause trouble, were you aware of this at the time?

The Citeh fans to our right were chucking coins, a chap stood in front of me was struck by a coin also a friend in the upper tier was struck.Apart from that it was more goading by Citeh fans.

What was the reasoning of many of the fans so called ‘abuse’ towards Adebayor? Anger at his treatment of the club? His pre-match comments about the Arsenal fans?

His abuse was borne from his lack of effort last season with his pay rise and flirting with Milan was the main cause, his pre match comments only fulled the flames.
This game was sold out very quickly & tickets were hard to come-by as people wanted to let the c**t know how they felt.

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In other news today you will have seen that Adebayor has issued some sort of warped justification of his celebration last weekend.

He just got stick that players get week in, week out. As you can see above the racist version of the Adebayor song (sung mainly by City fans when he played for us) was not roundly sung in the stands.

Cesc has waded into the row with pictures of his leg cut by Adebayor in a challenge.

This is hopefully the last mention all this will get, I’m fed up of talking about it and quite frankly, Adebayor doesn’t deserve the attention he is currently getting.

Match preview tomorrow, til’ then.

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3 Responses to “Exclusive: What REALLY happened in the stands against City”

  1. LIKE A FAN WHO CHANTED RACIAL ABUSE WOULD CONFESS TO THAT. AS U LOT WUD SAY YOURE HAVING A LAUGH. I HOPE THESE RACIST “SO CALLED” ARSENAL FANS REALISE HOW MANY AFRICANS OR AFRICAN DESCENDANTS STILL MAKE OUR GUNNERS GREAT. WHAT EVER HAPPENS TO THE STANDUP/SPEAKOUT CAMPAIGN STARTED BY ARGUABLY THE GREATEST GUNNER EVER WHO HAPPENS TO BE OF AFRICAN DESCENT. NOT HAPPY WITH MY FELLOW GOONERS AT ALL.

  2. It takes two to tango. The city fans claim innocents in this one but the gloating and throwing of coins isnt proper behaviour either, neither is spitting.

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