If you thought you’d heard it all about Emmanuel Adebayor’s personal life stories, then you were wrong. He’s recently launched another attack on his Facebook page about the personal grumblings he’s endured. After telling 2 separate stories, one of his mother’s obsession of him providing money for the family and even barring him from seeing family members, and the second one of his brother stealing mobile phones and football boots and gifts that Adebayor had provided for the people of his country, but if you believed that was crazy enough, then you ain’t heard nothing yet.
In his latest rant he accused his own brothers Peter and Kola of holding a knife to his throat whilst he was playing for Monaco. He claims that he went to sleep one night and then woke up the next morning with his life in danger at the hands of his own blood.
“I was really tired from work and went to sleep relatively early. Then I woke up and a knife was held to my throat. As I opened my eyes, both of my brothers were there. They were shouting and they claimed that I was wasting their time. Peter was going mad and Kola was supporting. “I asked them: ‘Is this the only way to solve this issue? If yes, then kill me and take the money. It was only at that moment that Peter then dropped the knife.”
Adebayor also claimed that his other brother Kola accused him for the death of Peter, who died in July 2013, for not providing sufficient funds to support him. The Togo striker has stated that he considered taking his own life on numerous occasions over the years. He’s stated that he’s revealing the truth of his past so that others learn from his troubles.
“Many times I physically and mentally wanted to give up and throw in the towel. Ask my sister Iyabo Adebayor how many times I have called and was ready to commit suicide. I’ve been to places so dark that most people can’t understand. I’ve kept these stories for years, but if I die, there will be no-one who will be able to read my story, no-one would learn from it.”
“Some people say I should keep these stories private but someone has to sacrifice themselves, someone has to talk about it. I know people would relate to my story and others would learn from it. For everyone who knows me, I’d do anything for my country and for my people. My final message from the younger brother to the older brother: Quit smoking and quit drinking. That was my story.”
The bizarre rants have left Spurs chiefs very worried that Mauricio Pochettino will be unable to shift the over £170,000-a-week striker off their books during the summer transfer window. It is reported that Chairman Daniel Levy would even be willing to pay Adebayor £2million to get the Togo forward out of White Hart Lane before next season.