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Drogba the Bad!

Drogba the Bad!

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has pleaded guilty to the charge of violent conduct made by the Football Association.

He was caught on camera throwing a coin into the crowd of Clarets fans in last Wednesday's Carling Cup tie with Burnley just after putting The Blues ahead 1-0..

The Ivory Coast striker could now face a suspension despite making an immediate apology after the game following the Clarets sensational victory.

There is a precedent set here when in 2002 Jamie Carragher was handed a three-match ban after being red-carded for a similar offence.

Both clubs have also received letters from the FA and the matter is subject to police investigation including sadly not just Drogba's part in the incident.

At a time when the Clarets should have been celebrating their finest moment in many a season and getting positive media attention, a section of the Clarets contingent appear to have spoilt that by their stupidity.

I refuse to call these idiots fans after the culprits allegedly threw various missiles including coins onto the pitch bringing the game into disrepute and doing nothing to enhance the image of Burnley.

Media attention has been focussed far too much in my opinion on the Drogba incident and it was difficult to find positive discussion surrounding our victory in last weeks media reports amongst all the negative Drogba stories.

Although of course you can't condone this action from a segment of the Clarets following you can certainly also question Drogba's motives in trying to wind-up the Clarets after scoring even before he decided to make matters far worse.

Anyway let's hope all this blows over and the proper fans can get on with celebrating what seems to be so far our most successful season for sometime.



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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday November 17 2008
Time: 6:22PM

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The whole incident still leaves a sour taste in my mouth. I just hope the culprits are caught and Drogba takes his fair punishment. Drogba's goal was incredible even if it was scored against the Clarets, what a pilchard to then ruin things by his provocation.
turfmanphil
17/11/2008 18:27:00
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Congrats on your win - you 'wanted it' more than us. Drogba was an idiot but it shows he cares for the club still which after last season is good news. Shame some of your fans spoilt both a good goal and the game with their actions. You can beat Arsenal for sure - they don't like it up em.
andleics
17/11/2008 20:06:00
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storm in t'tea-cup lads!
merlin
17/11/2008 20:43:00
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Trouble is the media have big tea cups!! ;-)
turfmanphil
18/11/2008 06:54:00
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As much as it pains me to say it - We need punishing by the FA also. I am sure I saw not only numerous coins thrown at the time of the goal, but also a plastic water bottle earlier in the game. Its a sad event at what is one of the (if not the) greatest result in my lifetime!
Claretdale
18/11/2008 17:41:00
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