World FootballDownload App

Hero of the Week: Didier Drogba for Hailing Nelson Mandela

Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalDecember 11, 2013

Rules are rules, but sometimes we need to be reasonable—as was the case when Didier Drogba revealed a tribute to the late Nelson Mandela on Friday night.

The Drog was celebrating with his Galatasaray teammates, when he paraded a T-shirt on which the words, "Thank you Madiba," were written.

Most would agree that was not a statement to incite. The best part is that Drogba said afterwards he would "do it again and again," as per the Evening Standard.

Yes, I see the reason for the rule. But in this case, let's let it slide.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices