Adebayo Akinfenwa enjoys the promotion of Wycombe Wanderers to the championship after beating Oxford
‘The only person who can hit me on WhatsApp this time is Klopp’: Liverpool fan Adebayo Akinfenwa enjoys Wycombe’s promotion to the championship and considers being ‘technically unemployed’ four years ago
- Wycombe won 2-1 against Oxford United on Monday in the play-off final of League One
- Adebayo Akinfenwa joined Wycombe in 2016 after graduating from Wimbledon
- In the post-game interview in 2016, he advocated for managers to sign him up
- But now he insists he only wants to hear from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
- Akinfenwa also declined to talk about the alleged racist abuse he received
Liverpool fan Adebayo Akinfenwa has joked that only Reds boss Jurgen Klopp should contact him so they can celebrate together after Wycombe has been promoted to the championship.
Wycombe won 2-1 against Oxford United on Monday-evening in the League One playoff final to secure second-tier football next season, with the crucial hit by Joe Jacobson from the penalty spot with 11 minutes to go.
Akinfenwa joined the club four years ago after leaving Wimbledon for free, despite earning promotion to League One by beating Plymouth in the League Two playoff final.
Adebayo Akinfenwa said that only Jurgen Klopp should contact him after the promotion of Wycombe
Wycombe won 2-1 against Oxford United thanks to a penalty by Joe Jacobson in the 11th minute
The 38-year-old striker famously stated in the post-game interview in 2016 that he was ‘technically unemployed’ and pleaded: ‘all managers hit me on WhatsApp and look for a job’.
The former Swansea attacker’s contract with Wycombe expires at the end of the campaign, but Akinfenwa insisted that only Liverpool boss Klopp be allowed to send him a message this time.
“Look, look, let me calm down. First of all I want to thank God, because today he made the impossible possible, “he told Sky Sports.
“I stood before you four years ago and I was technically unemployed.
Akinfenwa joined the club in 2016 and has now contributed to the sealed promotion for the championship
“Let me tell you something, the only person who can hit me on WhatsApp this time is Klopp so we can celebrate together. Do you understand me? Oi! ‘
The former Millwall striker was also subjected to racist abuse during the playoff semi-final clash against Fleetwood Town.
Claims suggested that he was repeatedly called a “ fat water buffalo ” by a Fleetwood representative, an incident that led to an FA investigation.
But Akinfenwa insisted that he was in no mood to talk about that particular incident so soon after Wycombe reached their target.
He left Wimbledon for free after helping them get a promotion and urged the bosses to sign him
But the Liverpool fan insisted that only Reds boss Klopp should contact him now
“There is a time when I talk about that, and I will talk about it,” he added. ‘Football is all about opinions. Someone gave their opinion of me, and that was their opinion.
“I hope my story shows that the only opinion that matters is the opinion you have about yourself.
“I was lucky and blessed to find a manager and players who believed in me, so we’re here today and I’ll say it for the people in the back: Wycombe is in the Championship.
“Wait, wait, I’ll say it again: Wycombe is in the Champio- Wait! The people in the back didn’t hear me! Wycombe is in the championship! ‘
Akinfenwa also said this was not the time to talk about the alleged racist abuse against him
An FA investigation was provoked after it was alleged that he had been abused by a Fleetwood representative