Drogba in trouble for paying homage to Mandela

By Drum Digital
09 December 2013

The Turkish Football Federation has summoned Ivory Coast internationals Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboue for paying homage to Nelson Mandela after a league game.

Drogba, who plays for Turkish giants Galatasaray, removed his club shirt after a match against SB Elazigspor on Friday to reveal a T-shirt that read ‘‘Thank You Madiba’’.

His teammate Eboue also honoured the South African anti-apartheid hero, who died aged 95 on Thursday, with a T-shirt that said ‘‘Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela’’.

The federation said the two players faced disciplinary action for breaching a ban on wearing political slogans and messages on T-shirts, the newspapers Milliyet and Hurriyet newspapers said on Sunday.


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