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Adebayor sorry for red card

Emmanuel Adebayor said sorry yesterday for his red card which turned the North London derby on its head.

Adebayor scored the opening goal and was then sent off as Tottenham crumbled and lost 5-2.

The former Arsenal striker told The Sun: "I completely understand my sending off changed the entire outcome of the game and I whole-heartedly apologise to my team mates, the manager and all the Tottenham fans for letting them down.

"But I must stress that my challenge was not malicious in any way whatsoever.

"I was genuinely trying to win the ball and probably stretched my foot out a bit too far in the heat of the moment.

"Nobody could have felt more devastated than me as I walked off the pitch. I so much wanted to help Tottenham win and thought for a moment that I'd actually set that win up when I scored, but football changes so quickly. One minute a hero, the next a villain."

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