Didier Drogba in trouble for Madiba homage

Dec 09, 2013, 01:30 IST | AFP

The Turkish Football Federation has summoned Ivorian internationals Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboue for paying homage to Nelson Mandela after a league game, news reports said yesterday.

Drogba, who plays for Turkish giants Galatasaray, removed his club shirt after a match on Friday against SB Elazigspor to reveal a T-shirt that read “Thank You Madiba”.

Didier Drogba
Galatasaray’s Didier Drogba wears a t-shirt in honor of late Nelson Mandela on Friday. Pics/AFP

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, according to the Milliyet and Hurriyet daily newspapers. 

Emmanuel Eboue
Emmanuel Eboue

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