Adebayor, 25, yesterday accepted the suspension, which will
commence with Sunday's Manchester derby match against rivals United at Old
Trafford, after pleading guilty to the violent conduct charge brought as a
result of his foul on Robin van Persie. The Dutch forward suffered facial
injuries during City's 4-2 Eastlands victory last Saturday.
officials believed that they could have mounted a case in Adebayor's defence,
the risk of losing such an appeal and possibly receiving a lengthier suspension
for the player prompted the club's legal advisers to accept the FA's punishment
of a three-game ban.
As predicted then, and hopefully this will now draw a (temporary at least) line under matters.
Most of us accept that regardless of what led up to the incident, Adebayor at the very least kicked out at Van Persie and therefore deserved a three-game suspension for it.
Hopefully we can now move on as it has dominated the media this week with all and sundry lining up to add their thoughts - lest we forget there is the derby coming up?