FA take no Adebayor action

24 January 2008 05:58
The Football Association has confirmed it will take no action against Emmanuel Adebayor following his altercation with Arsenal team-mate Nicklas Bendtner. The FA had asked for video evidence to be provided of an apparent headbutt by Adebayor on his colleague during Tuesday's 5-1 Carling Cup semi-final second leg defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. The incident, which occurred towards the end of the White Hart Lane clash when the Gunners were preparing for an attacking corner, was missed by referee Howard Webb. However after reviewing evidence of the clash, the FA has confirmed no action will be taken. "No formal disciplinary action will be taken against Emmanuel Adebayor," confirmed a spokesman. "Both players will be written to and reminded of their responsibilities." Togo striker Adebayor has already apologised for his actions, saying: "Overall I think that we should have been more calm during the game and, although I was pleased to get a goal back for the team when I came on, I am sorry for the disagreement with my team-mate Nicklas. "We are both passionate about this club and sometimes that can be projected in the wrong way. "It was a mistake. We want to focus on the games ahead and rely on our squad's great togetherness to achieve a fantastic season."

Source: ESA