Welcome back Didier Drogba, you've been missed. The Premier League's classiest player was up to his old tricks during Chelsea's surprising loss to Burnley in penalty kicks in a midweek Carling Cup match.
After scoring his first goal since the 2008 Champions League final in May, Drogba was hailed by traveling Burnley fans in a fashion more suited for old Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. Apparently some over zealous fans threw coins in the Ivorian star's direction, which he decided to toss back into the crowd, along with flipping off the fans.
Drogba apologized, but likely faces some sort of ban for his actions.
"This is something I want to make clear. I tried to celebrate the goal and I received some things at me. The big mistake I did was to throw it back so if someone was hurt, I just want to apologise for it. This is not something I should show in a football match and I want to apologise. It was an incident in the heat of the moment and I regret it. It was just a mistake and nothing more."
At least he didn't run into the stands and slap the fans. As always, stay classy Didier.
Drogba Up to His Old Tricks originally appeared on Soccer FanHouse on Thu, 13 Nov 2008 11:11:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.