Chelsea striker Didier Drogba could be in trouble with the FA and the police after an incident during Chelsea’s Carling Cup defeat to Championship side Burnely at Stamford Bridge.
The Ivory Coast striker had just put Chelsea ahead when a coin was thrown at him from the stands. Drogba was seen to make a gesture to the visiting fans before throwing the coin back in to the crowd.
The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that they are looking in to the incident and that investigation is ongoing at the local Fulham station.
Chelsea have said little on the matter so far and won’t comment further until they have seen the referees report.
Meanwhile Drogba has apologised via the Chelsea club web site where a statement from him read:
I tried to celebrate the goal and I received some things at me.
The big mistake I did was to throw it back so if someone was hurt I just want to apologise for it.
This is not something I should show in a football match.
It was an incident in the heat of the moment and I regret it. It was just a mistake and nothing more.