Didier Drogba has been banned for 4 Champions League matches by Uefa after his furious reaction to Chelsea’s exit from last season’s competition.
Drogba, who had been substituted during the match, returned to the Stamford Bridge pitch after the final whistle to berate referee Tom Henning Ovrebo who had turned down a string of strong penalty appeals for the home side as the Blues were beaten in the semi final at the hands of eventual winners Barcelona.
He also swore in to a live TV camera as he branded the result a disgrace.
In total, the striker was banned for six games, with two matches suspended for two years.
Team mate Jose Bosingwa was banned for three European games, with a further one-match ban also suspended following his comments that the referee had “been bought.”.
Chelsea were also fined £85,000 and now have three days to appeal against the punishment.
A Chelsea spokesman said:
We’ve received the Uefa verdict and we’ll now take time to assess it in full and consider our response.