Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has launched another astonishing rant against members of his family.
Writing on his official Facebook page, the Togolese forward accused his brother Rotimi of a series of thefts in recent years, including a €45,000 piece of jewelery from their mother, later sold for €800, and prized shirts of Marc-Vivien Foe and Zinedine Zidane, also stolen and sold.
It follows a similar series of revelations Adebayor posted earlier in May criticising brother Kola, his sister Yabo and his mother for failed business ventures and theft, amongst other things.
In his latest rant Adebayor said: “In 2002, I went to play the Afcon in Mali and I had the huge privilege to swap my shirt with Marc-Vivien Foe. May his soul rest in peace. When I got back to Togo, I put that shirt in a secure place. My brother found a way to steal that shirt and sold it.”
He continued: “When I moved from Metz to Monaco, we reached an advanced stage in the Champions League and we played against Real Madrid.
“It was one of most beautiful days of my life because I was lucky enough to get a signed shirt from the football legend Zinedine Zidane. As I brought that shirt back to Togo, my brother still found a way to steal that shirt and sold it.
“When I was in Metz, I was earning about €15,000 a month. I wanted to get something unique for my mom to thank her for all she did for me. I wanted to make her happy.
“So I decided to take an amount worth 3 months of my wages and I bought her a Cartier neckless for about €45,000. Rotimi and his friends Akim and Tao made a plan and stole that precious neckless. They sold it for about €800.”
Adebayor has been a peripheral figure at Tottenham this season, featuring just 17 times and only five times in 2015, and has often been viewed as a complex character.
His intial rant, titled ‘Part One’ garnered much attention for the depth in which he accused family members of indiscretions, exposing another of his brothers.
“My brother Kola Adebayor, has now been in Germany for 25 years. He travelled back home about four times, at my expense. I fully cover the cost of his children’s education.
“When I was in Monaco, he came to me and asked for money to start a business. Only God knows how much I gave him. Where is that business today?”
“When I was in Monaco I thought it would be good to have a family of footballers. So I made sure my brother Rotimi gets into a football academy in France. Within a few months; out of 27 players, he stole 21 phones.”
Adebayor concluded: “The main purpose is not to expose my family members. I just want other African families to learn from this”.
He then promised to expose his father, Kola Adebayor, in ‘Part Three’.