Emmanuel Adebayor has had a tumultuous season at Tottenham Hotspur, and things seem to be going just as poorly off the pitch for the striker.
Today, the former-Togolese international took to his personal Facebook page to release a lengthy post detailing different issues he has had with his family.
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From his mother turning his back on him to his brother stealing cell phones at a youth academy in France, Adebayor outlines multiple times he tried to support his family only to be seemingly ostracized by them.
Below are a few selections from his post. It can be read in its entirety here.
When I was in Monaco I thought it would be good to have a family of footballers. So I made sure my brother Rotimi gets into a football academy in France. Within a few months; out of 27 players, he stole 21 phones.
When our brother Peter passed away, I sent Kola [his brother] a great amount of money so he could fly back home. He never showed up at the burial. And today that same brother (Kola) is telling people that I am involved in Peter’s death. How? He is the same brother who went and told inaccurate stories about our family to “The Sun” in other to take some money. They also sent a letter to my Club when I was in Madrid so I could get fired.
I organized a meeting in 2005 to solve our family issues. When I asked them about their opinion, they said I should build each family member a house and give each of them a monthly wage.
It’s some really strange stuff from Adebayor, as there seems to be no reason to publicize internal family issues like this. The striker closed the post by saying, “If I am writing this, the main purpose is not to expose my family members. I just want other African families to learn from this.” However from reading the post, it seems the only purpose was to expose them.
Earlier this year, Adebayor blamed his poor form on his mother conducting Juju on him, a form of witchcraft from West Africa. It’s unclear why he chose now to make these stories public, but it is clear that there’s a lot going on in the mind of Emmanuel Adebayor.