'I regret my stamp on Van Persie', confesses Adebayor

MANCHESTER CITY striker Emmaunel Adebayor admits he regrets his stamp on former Arsenal team-mate Robin van Persie.<br /><br />The &pound;25m striker received a three-match ban for his attack on the Dutchman during City&rsquo;s 4-2 victory at Eastlands on 12 September. <br /><br />But now the Togo hitman concedes he was wrong to lash out and says he wished the incident had never happpened. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s one of the things that you can&rsquo;t do in football, that&rsquo;s for sure,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s true that if someone did that to me it would annoy and hurt me. I regret it, for sure.&rdquo;<br /><br />Adebayor was also handed a suspended ban for his over-zealous goal celebration in front of Gunners fans in the same match, but repeats his claim that his actions were provoked by insults from the stands. <br /><br />&ldquo;I think we are all human beings and there are things we can stand and others we cant,&rdquo; he added. &ldquo;We all have limits. I&rsquo;m lucky that my mother is still alive. I think I would never accept things being said and done regarding my mother.<br /><br />&ldquo;When I heard the fans singing and insulting my parents, I couldn&rsquo;t stand it. When I scored, I wanted to show them, &lsquo;You kicked me out of the club, now I&rsquo;ve scored against you.&rsquo; It was a response to what happened, but I did not in any way want to provoke them. <br />&ldquo;My relationship with Arsenal has broken in two. I wanted to stay.&rdquo;