Emmanuel Adebayor Sent Off For BRUTAL Karate Kick In Copa Libertadores Encounter

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Former Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor was shown a red card for a high-boot karate kick on his opponent in a Copa Libertadores clash

Written By Arnold Dsouza | Mumbai | Updated On:
Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor received a red card for his new club Olimpia after briefly swapping football for karate. Fans at the Manuel Ferrera Stadium witnessed an Emmanuel Adebayor karate kick with a high boot catching his opponent on his shoulder. Fortunately, the Emmanuel Adebayor kick didn't cause much harm to his adversary.

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Emmanuel Adebayor kick: Watch the Adebayor karate kick

The Emmanuel Adebayor kick was observed in the 72nd minute of the Copa Libertadores game against Defensa y Justicia. With his eyes fixated on the ball, the 36-year-old was unaware of the player standing near him and flew into an aerial challenge with the Adebayor kick, both feet off the ground.  Watch the Emmanuel Adebayor kick here:

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Emmanuel Adebayor kick: Adebayor karate kick earns him a red card

Following the Emmanuel Adebayor kick, the forward immediately realised his mistake and gestured by holding both his hands up in apology. However, there was no sympathy for the challenge from the referee, who showed him a red card for the Adebayor karate kick.

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In a social media post, Adebayor sent out a message to his Copa Libertadores opponent expressing that there was no malice behind the challenge. Fortunately, Olimpia managed to earn the three points against Justicia in the Copa Libertadores despite Emmanuel Adebayor's karate kick

Adebayor club history

Adebayor joined Copa Libertadores outfit Olimpia earlier last month. However, Adebayor spent 10 years in the Premier League with four different clubs, Arsenal, Tottenham, Man City as well as Crystal Palace, ultimately joining the Paraguayan side in February which was the 11th club of his professional career.

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