Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Finally, El Drog gives up the fight

Chelsea ace Didier Drogba has admitted he will accept whatever punishment UEFA give him for his outburst after the Champions League semifinal.

Incensed by decisions made by referee Tom Henning Ovrebo in the second leg against Barcelona at Stamford Bridge, Drogba ranted at the official and repeatedly swore into a live television camera.

He could be banned for up to six games but has apologised for the tirade and said:

"It's not easy but I think that whatever I did and the decision they take I will accept it because my behaviour was not what UEFA and everyone wants to see in a football stadium.

"I will do my suspension and, after that, I will come back stronger."

Phew. I have to say that I've been waiting for him to be a sport and laugh it off.