Wenger Does Not Blame His Players - England Is To Blame!

Last updated : 27 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Emmanuel Adebayor had found himself in the headlines for the wrong reasons earlier this week following a fiery on-pitch altercation with team-mate Nicklas Bendtner.

Adebayor apologised for his part in the fracas, which was investigated by the Football Association but no further action was taken.

Wenger: "Everyone has played football and in what team does that kind of incident not happen?

"I am surprised that in a country with such a history in the game that so much is made of it.

"It is something to talk about, but there are disagreements in every team.

"People play rugby in this country and that is where people get hit every week, it is normal.

"Then we have an incident where someone might have been touched a tiny bit and everyone is shocked. People are shocked, but I was not shocked.

"Why should he have been suspended? Who has seen that he has hit his team-mate?

"There were 200 hundred photographers and seven cameras around the pitch and everyone tried to find one where Adebayor hit Bendtner - but they didn't find anything.

"So why should anyone come to the conclusion that Adebayor hit Bendtner? If they had he would have been suspended.

"We deal with it internally. We are quite severe when we feel the players have to be punished - but everyone tried to prove that Adebayor hit Bendtner and nobody found anything.

"Bendtner did not say that he was hit.

"Both of them apologised because it didn't project the right sort of image and it shocked your [the media's] virgin view of the game."