Akinfenwa leads Wimbledon to promotion and is then released

Another incredible chapter in Adebayo Akinfenwa's mythical career was written today as he lead Wimbledon to promotion, scored a penalty, was later released by the club and tells clubs to "hit him up on Whatsapp" about a new deal before flying to Las Vegas to celebrate.

Akinfenwa

Source: AAP

Wimbledon took on Plymouth in the League Two Playoff, with the winner earning promotion to England's League One (third division). 

Akinfenwa, the world's strongest player according to FIFA 16 who can bench press 177kgs, started on the bench. 

In the 76th minute the score was locked at 0-0, Akinfenwa replaced striker Tom Elliot and had an immediate impact. 

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Just three minutes later Lyle Taylor put Wimbledon 1-0 up. 

As the game opened up and Plymouth failed to deal with the 101kg forward and he nearly made it 2-0 when his header was expertly saved by Luke McCormick.

He would not be denied though, and when Wimbledon won a late penalty he wrestled the ball out of the hands of his team-mate Callum Kennedy who never stood a chance of holding on to it. 

The big man got his way and then sent McCormick the other way to make it 2-0 and send Wimbledon up to League One. 

But just seconds after the celebrations had finished on the pitch, which included an epic post-match interview, Wimbledon announced they would be releasing Akinfenwa.





 

"I think I'm technically unemployed, so any managers hit me up on the WhatsApp and get me a job," Akinfenwa said. 

Akinfenwa and his team-mates now head to Vegas for post-season celebrations.

“A little bit of this town goes a very long way.” Hunter S. Thompson wrote about Las Vegas, the same could be said for Akinfenwa.  


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Published 31 May 2016 at 12:13pm
By Nick Stoll