Former Arsenal player, Emmanuel Adebayor has sent a strong message to people calling him out for not making donations to Togo capital Lome’s coronavirus fight. While Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o have won the praises of many people for making necessary contributions to intensify the fight against Covid-19 in Africa. Also, for advocating that Africa should not be used as an experiment lab for testing of coronavirus vaccines, it seems Adebayor is not moved by all that.
The former Manchester City and Arsenal attacker stated empathically that he only does things that his heart tells him to do and not what people want him to do. The 36-year-old attacker who is currently trading his fortune in Paraguay league playing for Olimpia said he doesn’t want anyone to compare him with the likes of Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba.
Adebayor made this outburst during a live Facebook video, stated that he’s not easily fooled by what others are doing, hence, he would not have himself compared to anyone. He reacted badly to people who criticize him for not establishing a foundation in his home country in Togo like other African football stars.
In his words, “I am compared with Drogba and Eto’o,” he said during a Facebook Live. “However, I am neither of them. I am Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor and I will always do what I want.
“I do what I want, I eat what I want, and this is the most important thing. Of course, there will be those who criticise me because I did not create a foundation in Lome.”
“For those saying I do not donate, let me be very clear: I do not donate,” he added. “It is very simple.
“It is like some people believe that I brought coronavirus to Lome. It is very unfortunate but that is how it is and that is how this country is.”
“I’m just living my life, I’m just enjoying myself,” he added. “A lot of people are coming on my page and asking why are you not doing a charity.
“For god’s sake, why are you asking me to do a charity? I do what my heart asks me to do, not what you people ask me to do.
“I hate it. If I have 10,000 in my pocket and someone comes across my page and will say use that 10,000 to do something.
Adebayor challenged people to also spend their money on charity because he believes whatever money you have should be spent as you wish and not as people want you to.
“Whatever you have in your pocket, use it as you wish. It’s as simple as that.”