Chelsea striker Didier Drogba destroyed an Arsenal fan who labelled him “scum” on Twitter after ruling himself out of a charity match following an ankle injury sustained against Manchester United on Saturday.
The 37-year-old announced on Twitter that he would not be able to compete in the forthcoming Match Against Poverty, but is still supporting the campaign to stop Ebola.
However, one Arsenal fan - @Semperliber - hit back at Drogba, suggesting the Ivory Coast legend was scared of getting injured ahead of the final weeks of the Premier League campaign.
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Drogba's brilliant response
“You ruled out of your own Charity game because Jose didn't want u getting injured in the business end of the season, ur scum,” he wrote, which prompted an amusing dead-pan response from Drogba.
“I'm already injured if you can read well my friend,” the Chelsea hero replied, which the club’s supporters found very funny.
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In fairness to @Semperliber, he quickly backed down and responded back to Drogba: “My bad mate.”
Drogba a doubt for Arsenal clash
Drogba is now a doubt with this weekend’s Premier League clash against Arsenal - an injury blow that could potentially leave Chelsea with no fit strikers for their visit to the Emirates Stadium.
Both Diego Costa and Loic Remy sat out of last Saturday’s 1-0 win over the Red Devils and now face a race against time to be fit for the match against the Gunners.
Chelsea require eight points from their final six Premier League fixtures to secure their first league title since 2010, but are expected to lift the trophy regardless of the result this weekend.
Jose Mourinho’s men are priced at 1/150 with most of the leading bookmakers to win this season’s Premier League title - and it seems almost certain Chelsea will be celebrating within the next few weeks, even if Mourinho is refusing to get carried away until it’s mathematically impossible for them to finish anywhere bar first.
Chelsea to extend Drogba's deal?
This looks set to be Drogba’s final season at Stamford Bridge, although Chelsea may opt to hand the veteran club legend a one-year extension after he recently admitted that he plans to continue playing.
Drogba has scored six goals in 27 appearances since returning to Stamford Bridge last summer and remains a hugely popular figure in the eyes of the club’s fans.
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