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FOOTBALLERS DROGBA, EBOUE FACE SANCTIONS FOR MANDELA HOMAGE

December 08, 2013 | UhuruSpirit

Galatasaray's Didier Drogba from Ivory Coast wears a T-shirt with text reading "Thank you Madiba" in honour of Nelson Mandela, during a Turkish super league match on December 6, 2013 in Istanbul (AFP)



Istanbul — 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 on Sunday.

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".

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. - AFP



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