Adebayor neatly highlights clear case of 'misinformation' journalism
Here is Arsenal's Emmanuel Adebayor debunking the sourceless 'story' that featured quite heavily in the media yesterday/today (e.g. the Times, Evening Standard, ITV teletext) that 'a club versus country crisis' was ignited because of his selection for Togo this weekend:
"I am surprised that this issue has taken this dimension in the media in England because it is not an issue at all.
My boss Arsene Wenger gave me the permission to come here to play for my country and if I didn't have his blessing I wouldn't be here."
The story by Kaveh Solkehol in the world renowned Times (link below) always read like highly suspect conjecture and - in the form of Adebayor's dismissive words today - it got the treatment it deserved.
The public are short-changed when information journalism is overridden by sensationalist 'misinformation' journalism.