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Drogba, Eboue face sanctions for Mandela homage

Last updated on: December 09, 2013 13:58 IST

The Turkish Football Federation has summoned Ivorian internationals Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboue for paying homage to Nelson Mandela after a league game on Sunday.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Drogba, who plays for Turkish giants Galatasaray, removed his club shirt after a match Friday against SB Elazigspor to reveal a T-shirt that read "Thank You Madiba".

His teammate Eboue also honoured the South African anti-apartheid hero, who died aged 95 on Thursday, with a T-shirt that said "Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela".

The federation said the two players faced disciplinary action for breaching a ban on wearing political slogans and messages on T-shirts.

Image: Didier Drogba

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