Premier League - Adebayor gun T-shirt sparks outcry

Eurosport - Sat, 27 Mar 11:19:00 2010

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been criticised for wearing a T-shirt featuring a gun weeks after surviving the Togo team bus attack.

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Adebayor turned up at a 50 Cent gig in Manchester on Thursday sporting a dark grey shirt with a white pistol emblazoned across its front.

The Togo captain was unhurt in a machine gun attack perpetrated by Angolan rebels upon the bus carrying them to the African Cup of Nations in January, in which three people died.

They subsequently pulled out of the tournament, with Adebayor quoted as saying: "We've seen death. It's one of the worst things I have ever been through."

The Sun published comments from an onlooker at the concert criticising the player: "I was very shocked considering the Africa shooting. His fashion choice is tasteless. It's inappropriate for him to promote guns as 'cool'."

Adebayor, 26, joined City from Arsenal in the summer.

Jonathan Symcox / Eurosport

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