Adebayor puzzled by ban talk

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Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor sees no reason why he should be punished by the Football Association.

It seems certain the Football Association will this week charge the £25million Manchester City forward with violent conduct for his apparent stamp on Robin van Persie's face during Saturday's 4-2 win over Arsenal.

But former Gunners striker Adebayor, who could also face a separate charge for his inflammatory goal celebration, told The Sun: "I don't know what I have done wrong to get banned."

FA chief executive Ian Watmore confirmed on Sunday they would "take a good close look" at both incidents, the latter of which referee Mark Clattenburg decided was worthy of a booking.

"I have not heard the police or FA want to talk to me. The club have not said anything," he added.

"I heard that a steward was injured (when fans threw missiles) and I regret that. I have apologised to Robin van Persie.

"It was silly to run up in front of the Arsenal fans. But these people have been insulting me all game."

He added: "I didn't plan it, not at all. I didn't even know that I would score. The way things were going from the warm-up, at the end it came into my head.

"I would like to apologise to the steward for what happened, why not?"

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