Drogba and Eboue to be punished for their t-shirt Mandela Tributes

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Galatasaray's Didier Drogba from Ivory Coast salutes soccer fans as he wears a jersey in sign of respect for Nelson

Drogba  salutes soccer fans as he wears a jersey in sign of respect for Nelson

Galatasaray pair Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboue are set to be punished by the Turkish FA (TFF) for the Nelson Mandela tributes that followed their team’s 2-0 victory over Elazigspor on Friday.

Former Chelsea striker Drogba paid his respects to the former South African president and freedom fighter, who died on Thursday aged 95, by removing his Gala jersey to reveal a vest which read ‘Thank You Madiba’.

Drogba’s fellow Ivorian Eboue, formerly of Arsenal, followed suit, donning a vest which read ‘Rest In Peace Nelson Mandela’.

Galatasaray`s Emmanuel Eboue from Ivory Coast wears a t-shirt in honor of late former South African President Nelson Mandela

Galatasaray`s Emmanuel Eboue from Ivory Coast wears a t-shirt in honor of late former South African President Nelson Mandela

The TFF forbids the display of t-shirts bearing political slogans and messages during football matches.

Players from Fethiyespor were recently charged for wearing T-shirts with the words ‘Great Ataturk’ – in reference to the country’s first president, the secular reformer Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Author:Lydia Njeri

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