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Emmanuel Adebayor trolls Arsenal fans by ‘celebrating’ anniversary of iconic Manchester City goal

Emmanuel Adebayor

The Togolese striker memorably sprinted the length of the Etihad pitch to celebrate in front of the travelling Arsenal (opens in new tab) fans on 12 September 2009, just months after departing north London for City (opens in new tab).

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He was slapped with a two-match ban and a £25,000 fine by the FA for his actions but appears to have no regrets.

Adebayor, who is now 35 and plays in Turkey with Kayserispor, marked the 10-year anniversary with a mischievous Instagram post, predictably prompting a string of angry reactions from Arsenal supporters.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.