Drogba apologises for behaviour towards referee

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has issued an apology for his behaviour in the aftermath of the Champions League semi-final last night at Stamford Bridge. The Ivory Coast international berated Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo before launching into a foulmouthed tirade live on television.

"I was very upset at what happened during the game, but having seen the pictures on TV I accept that I overreacted," Drogba's statement reads. "I also fully accept that the language I used did not set a good example for those watching at home, especially children. I regret that in the heat of the moment I let out my incredible frustration and disappointment in this way, and for that I apologise."

Despite his apology, Drogba could be hit with a lengthy ban by UEFA and the incident may have repercussions for Chelsea in Europe next season.

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