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Drogba responds to racist abuse

May 14, 2013

Didier Drogba has hit back at the racist abuse he suffered from Fenerbahce fans in the Istanbul derby against Galatasaray on Sunday.

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The former Chelsea striker and fellow Ivorian Emmanuel Eboue were subjected to monkey chants from the crowd as Fener won the match 2-1.

It was also reported that a Fenerbahce fan waved a banana towards him and team-mate Eboue.

"You call me monkey but you cried when Chelsea beat Fenerbahce in 2008, you called me monkey but you jumped in front of your screen when I won the Champions League," Drogba said on Galatasaray's Facebook page.

"You called me monkey but you got mad when I became champion with Galatasaray and the saddest thing is you called me monkey and forgot that you jumped when my 'monkey' brother scored twice yesterday... and you call yourself a true fan? Check all the Galatasaray fans comments and learn from them."

Pierre Webo, the Cameroon international, scored both of Fener's goals.

On Monday, it was confirmed that a Fener fan was killed on the way home from the game after he was attacked by a group reported to be Galatasaray fans.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.