Drogba pays 10-year debt to Mbappe in Ballon d’Or 2019

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Chelsea legend Didier Drogba was the host of this year’s Ballon d’Or 2019, and the Blues legend used this opportunity to right a wrong he did a decade ago.

Back in 2009, during the heated Champions League semifinal clash between Chelsea and Barcelona, Pep Guardiola’s side defeated Chelsea with a stunning Andres Iniesta goal in the dying minutes of the game, in a game that most Chelsea fans will never forget due to the controversial refereeing of Tom Ovrebo.

Following the end of that game, then 10-year-old Kylian Mbappe met Drogba for a photo which he bluntly refused.

Drogba has used now used the Ballon d’Or platform to repay his debt to Mbappe.

Drogba said: “10 years ago after Chelsea vs Barcelona, a child came to me and wanted to take a picture. That day I said no because of the disgraceful refereeing decisions. I learned that the child was Kylian Mbappe. I want to pay my debt now.”

The sensational photo has got football fans in awe.

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