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Drogba set to hear UEFA punishment for the Chelsea striker's referee rage
Published : 16 Jun 2009 11:44:59
Didier Drogba can expect to be handed a six-game ban tomorrow when UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body meets to decide Chelsea's sanctions in the wake of incidents after the Champions League semi-final second leg defeat by Barcelona at Stamford Bridge. Andres Iniesta's stoppage time goal clinched the tie which was controversially refereed by Norwegian official Tom Henning Ovrebo who turned down three or four valid Chelsea appeals for penalties. Drogba confronted Ovrebo after the final whistle and was heard to swear live on television as the Ivory Coast captain thrust his head towards a camera. Jose Boswinga called Ovrebo a 'thief' and though he retracted the remark within 24 hours UEFA still charged the full-back. A UEFA statement read: 'The club are charged with the improper conduct of their players and the throwing of missiles by their supporters, while Drogba and Bosingwa are accused of being in breach of the principles of sportsmanship by insulting the referee by making offensive comments.'