Redknapp condemns Arsenal fans for Adebayor chants
London: Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp condemned the Arsenal fans who taunted Emmanuel Adebayor during Sunday`s north London derby with chants mocking the deadly gun attack last year on his Togo team.
Three people died when gunmen attacked Togo`s team bus at the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola in January 2010, leading to captain Adebayor retiring from international football.
Referring to the victims of the attack, a section of the visiting Arsenal fans chanted "it should have been you" to the striker, who left their club in 2009 for Manchester City and subsequently joined Tottenham on loan.
"It was disgusting," Redknapp said. "There was some pretty disgusting chanting at me but that`s life. How do you chant something like that to someone? You can`t be right mentally. You need help.”
"There are kids up there as well. It`s got no place anywhere in life, that sort of stuff."
Some Arsenal fans also chanted "you should have burned in the riots," referring to the August disorder in London that started near Tottenham`s White Hart Lane stadium.
At a Manchester United-Leeds League Cup match last month, United fans chanted "Istanbul" in reference to two Leeds fans stabbed to death there. Leeds fans retorted, chanting "Munich" to mock the 1958 plane crash in Germany, which killed eight members of Matt Busby`s United team.
"How do you bring up kids to sing a song about Manchester United?" Redknapp asked Sunday. "How do you do that as a parent, singing about the greatest football team ever seen — the Busby Babes? It`s scary. What are those kids going to be in years to come? I dread to think."