Emmanuel Adebayor Sent Off For A 'Flying Karate Kick' For New Team Olimpia In Paraguay
Emmanuel Adebayor was shown a straight red card for a 'flying karate kick' while playing for new club Olimpia in Paraguay.
The ex-Premier League star joined the 11th club of his storied career when he signed for the Paraguayan side Olimpia in February.
He has yet to score for his new team, but he has made a huge impact in the form of a crazy sending off.
Adebayor received his marching orders after a shocking airbourne challenge on Defensa's Enzo Coacci.
Coacci got to the ball first before the Togo striker steamed into him with a studs first tackle to the head.
¡ADEBAYOR ESTÁ LOCO! ¡PATADA HISTÓRICA! El refuerzo top de Olimpia le pegó un brutal patadón a Coacci de Defensa y Justicia y vio la roja en su primer partido como titular en la #Libertadores. INCREÍBLE. pic.twitter.com/DZ6emGIxVL
- SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) March 12, 2020
Needless to say, Adebayor's reckless challenge sent social media into overdrive.
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Emmanuel Adebayor is adjusting to life well in Paraguay then... :sweat_smile: pic.twitter.com/66EUyDK8Ly
- ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) March 12, 2020
:red_circle: Emmanuel Adebayor was sent off while playing for new club Olimpia last night...
:flushed: This is why pic.twitter.com/GqOuNCLc3H
- Odds Watch (@Odds_Watch) March 12, 2020
Emmanuel Adebayor, on his Copa Libertadores debut, demonstrates he fully understands and buys into the spirit of the competition #Libertadores pic.twitter.com/wJsOURJRhd
- Joshua Law (@JoshuaMLaw) March 12, 2020
"I've never seen anything more Emmauel Adebayor than this," one social media user wrote.
A second tweeted: "Lovely to see Adebayor embracing the true spirit of the South American game."
A third added: "He's clearly trying to get arrested so he can set up a 5 a side prison team to rival Ronaldinho."
The 36-year-old took to Twitter to apologise for his "Jackie Chan" challenge.
SEA, tough game today! What a great team spirit, and what a win boys @elclubolimpia. Sad to leave the pitch early on a Jackie Chan challenge. It was never my intention to hurt my opponent, And I am glad he is okay :clap::pray::star::heart::raised_hands:#GodFirst #teamSEA #25 #SEAAsuncion #Lifesgood pic.twitter.com/TqruWfqtKm- Emmanuel Adebayor (@E_Adebayor) March 12, 2020
Adebayor's team went onto beat Defensa 2-1.
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