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Drogba escapes FA action

23 Oct 2008 - 13:57:51

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will not face disciplinary action from the Football Association following comments made in his autobiography about Nemanja Vidic.

The Ivory Coast international wrote that he wished he had punched the Manchester United defender in the Champions League Final in May.

Drogba was given a red card for slapping Vidic but claims he did not deserve to be sent off.

"I have seen the match on video and I believe I should not have been sent off with three minutes to go," he wrote.

"If I had punched him, I would have understood. Now I wish I had."

However, the FA has confirmed it will take no action after studying the remark in the context of the book.

The FA has previously taken action on such matters after fining and banning then Manchester United captain Roy Keane in 2002 after he claimed to have deliberately injured an opponent - Manchester City's Alf-Inge Haaland - in his own autobiography.


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