Togolese and former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Seyi Adebayor says he would not be pressured by others to spend his own money to support Togo’s battle against the Coronavirus pandemic.
The 36-year-old, who now plays for Olimpia in Paraguay defended his decision during a Facebook Live adding that he will not make a donation because he feels mistreated.
“For those saying I do not donate, let me be very clear: I do not donate,” he added. “It is very simple.
“It is like some people believe that I brought coronavirus to Lome. It is very unfortunate but that is how it is and that is how this country is. I’m just living my life, I’m just enjoying myself,” he added. “At lot of people are coming on my page and asking why are you not doing a charity.
“For God’s sake. Why are you asking me to do a charity? I do what my heart asks me to do, not what you people ask me to do. I hate it. If I have 10,000 in my pocket and someone comes across my page and will say use that 10,000 to do something. Whatever you have in your pocket, use it as you wish. It’s as simple as that.”
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"Why are you asking me to do a charity? I do what my heart asks me to do, not what you people ask me to do."
Emmanuel Adebayor has defended his refusal to donate to Togo's coronavirus fight. pic.twitter.com/ezwHy53umz
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