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Didier Drogba gets into row with New York Red Bulls fans

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Didier Drogba has long been considered one of the most fearsome strikers on the planet in terms of his physical presence.

The 38-year-old might not be the tower of strength he was during his days in a Chelsea shirt, but he is still a man few would want to make angry on a football pitch.

However, Drogba – who has been plying his trade for the Montreal Impact in the MLS during the last two seasons – is not enjoying the best of campaigns with the Canadian outfit this term.

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Despite the talismanic Ivorian scoring two goals in the last four games, the Impact fell to their third defeat over that period following a 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls on Saturday.

As if the result was not infuriating enough for Drogba, the ex-Blue was then caught up in a squabble with a pair of rival supporters shortly after the final whistle.

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Footage of the incident shows security separating the Impact marquee from two Red Bull fans as the opposing parties shout at each other near the pitch entrance.

While it is unknown what the argument is about, a frustrated Drogba is clearly keen to get his point across.

The four-time Premier League champion is seen to walk way from the confrontation several times, only to climb back up the stairs towards the impassioned Red Bull supporter.

Drogba eventually withdraws from the dispute for good with the fan brandishing his New York scarf above his head.

Speaking to TVA Sports afterwards, he offered his explanation of what caused the clash.

"There were two fans who were showing their enthusiasm a little too much," Drogba said, as per Goal.

"They crossed the line a bit, that's all.”

The Impact are currently fifth in the Eastern Conference, just two points ahead of the New England Revolution in seventh position.

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