Today's non story finds various press outlets trying to make hay out of Adebayor wearing an Arsenal polo shirt while giving an interview in Togo. Most disappointingly is that some City fans are ripping the former Arsenal player in posts around the internet. For crying out loud, the man was just in a terrorist incident where colleagues were killed and others seriously injured. I'd give him slack if he was wearing a United shirt at this point never mind an Arsenal one.
There are any number of possible explanations from the Freudian to the practical to explain the shirt. Having spent a significant part of his career in London it is quite possible that Arsenal, despite their fan's abuse, remain a comfort level for the Togolese striker. More likely, frankly, is that given when Adebayor was transferred to City this may well be the first time Adebayor has returned to Togo and he may have a limited wardrobe in that country. Seriously. I don't believe Adebayor lives in Togo in the off season and and luggage that he had in Angola was in the first bus that was more seriously attacked and is also part of a criminal investigation.
Or maybe there is some other reason. And it still wouldn't matter one bit. Liverpool legend Bill Shankly was once quoted as saying, ‚ÄúSome people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.‚ÄĚ Shankly was, with due respect, wrong. Of all the things in the world to get worked up about, Adebayor's shirt choice is the most ridiculous non story of the year.