Drogba denies signing anti-Israel tourney petition
Didier Drogba says he wasn’t among the soccer players to sign a
petition protesting the decision to hold next year’s European
under-21 championship in Israel.
He was among 62 names listed on a petition last Friday
supporting Palestinian groups. The petition was organized by former
Tottenham and Sevilla striker Frederic Kanoute.
Drogba is a former Chelsea striker from the Ivory Coast who now
plays in Shanghai. He said in a statement Tuesday he did not sign
this petition or ”give my support to this initiative” because he
never gets involved ”in any conflicts, even in my own
Drogba says he tries to ”work for peace and reconciliation”
and ”fight against any forms of injustice or discrimination”
through his own foundation.