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Drogba: unfair on Africans

Drogba: unfair on Africans

Didier Drogba has hit out at some of the continent's biggest clubs claiming that some players are not being treated fairly with regard to how much they are paid. Ironically, Drogba is currently on a £100,000 a week contract.

Drogba quipped: "I sincerely believe that if you are a black African footballer you do not get equality.

"Even today if one talks with a sponsor about a particular deal or negotiates with a club they will simply tell you 'accept it - that's the way it is'!

"For example if a player was part of the France national team instead of being from a black African national side, then the negotiations would be much smoother and, when they concluded, you'd earn more.

"In the world of football an African is not given the same degree of respect as a European or a South American. I've been a victim of such biased and unjust negotiations on more than one occasion in my career.

"The difference, today, is that I know what I'm worth and it does not embarrass me to tell people exactly that and to fight for it."