The Turkish Football Federation has summoned Ivorian internationals Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboue for paying homage to Nelson Mandela after a league game, news reports said on Sunday. (Also read: Mandela will live in my heart forever, says Sachin Tendulkar)
Drogba, who plays for Turkish giants Galatasaray, removed his club shirt after a match Friday against SB Elazigspor to reveal a T-shirt that read "Thank You Madiba". (I have been influenced by Mandela, says Woods)
His teammate Eboue also honoured the South African anti-apartheid hero, who died aged 95 on Thursday, with a T-shirt that said "Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela". (He was my hero: Pele)
The federation said the two players faced disciplinary action for breaching a ban on wearing political slogans and messages on T-shirts, according to the Milliyet and Hurriyet daily newspapers.