Emmanuel Adebayor's war with assorted members of his family continued today with an astonishing salvo against his brother Rotimi.
Judging from Emmanuel's tale, young Rotimi is quite the klepto.
His flair for stealing items belonging to Emmanuel and his colleagues and selling them on at a loss is quite remarkable.
In the opening paragraph, he informed us that the 13 year old Rotimi 'did something terrible' but refused to divulge what it was. He insisted that both he and Rotimi knew what it was.
On to the stealing.
He then detailed how it was his enormous privilege to swap shirts with the late Marc Vivien Foe. He would store it in a secure place.
Later, he wrote of getting a signed shirt off Zinedine Zidane when Metz played Madrid in the Champions League. Again, it was to be treasured and left in a safe place.
The paragraphs on both of these incidents end with roughly the same line.
My brother found a way to steal the shirt and sold it.
The next drama occurred when Emmanuel saved up three months wages to buy his mother a Cartier neckless. Needless to say, Rotimi had the last laugh.
Rotimi and his friends Akim(@Yam Freedom) and Tao (@Sao Tao Oyawole) made a plan and stole that precious neckless. They sold it for about €800.
At this stage he was just getting started. He went on to detail how cellphones were stolen from the French academy, Jacques Sango'o's sons PSP (Playstation Portable for the uninitiated) was nabbed from under his nose and a bagful of his football boots were also snaffled.
The post finished with an account of Rotimi's pathetic effort to make a football career for himself in Dubai, which apparently foundered the country's dim view of drinking, partying and kissing girls in public.
We should caution here that we are only hearing Emmanuel's version of events. And we'll here more.
He advertised Part 3 down at the bottom of the post.
Rotimi, meanwhile, appears to be pleading guilty to most of these crimes or at the very least, offering no contest. He was contacted by the BBC.
I’m so sorry for everything that I’ve done wrong… I want to beg, forgive me.
I want him [Emmanuel] to try and be with us again. To sit like a family, do things together. I pray to God that moment is coming soon.
People are laughing at us, but they will see us and they will cry… God’s time is the best, I wish my brother good luck.
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Posted by Emmanuel Adebayor on Sunday, 10 May 2015