Posted December 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Didier Drogba
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 country.'' Drogba says he tries to ''work for peace and reconciliation'' and ''fight against any forms of injustice or discrimination'' through his own foundation.

Drogba denies signing pro-Palestine petition

Didier Drogba says he wasn't among the footballers to sign a pro-Palestine petition protesting against UEFA's decision to stage the European under-21 championship in Israel next year. The former Chelsea striker, who now plays for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, was included in the 62 names that were listed on a petition last Friday supporting Palestinian groups, organized...

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Andre Ayew Snubbed In Final Shortlist For African Player Of The Year Award

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