Drogba,Eboue not punished

Galatasaray African duo Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboue will not be punished for displaying tributes to Nelson Mandela during a league match.

After a brief hearing, the Disciplinary Committee decided to drop the charges brought against the Ivory Coast internationals by the Turkish Football Federation.

Both players received support from their club which hung a huge image of Mandela outside their stadium with a message saying: ‘Your legacy is in our hearts’.

The Turkish football body had threatened actions against the striker and defender for unveiling vests bearing ‘political’ messages, which is not allowed during matches.

21‘Thank you Madiba’ was written on Drogba’s undershirt, while Eboue’s bore the words: ‘Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela’, during their side’s 2-0 win over SB Elagizspor on December 6. 22

Drogba said he would do it against for Mandela if the opportunity arises.


Adeyemi Adesanya
Sports Business Consultant and Football Intermediary; Risk Management & Due Diligence Consultant; Freelance Football writer & Pundit on Radio & TV and Man.Utd Fan

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