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Chelsea hang Drogba out to dry

Chelsea have fully backed the authorities over any action they may take against Didier Drogba for throwing a coin back at Burnley. The FA on Friday charged the striker with violent conduct and he could face a three-match ban if he is found guilty.

Referee Keith Stroud told the FA he had booked Drogba for going towards the opposing fans but did not see him throw the coin into the crowd.

Chelsea insist they will co-operate fully with both the FA and police inquiries and have pledged to work with Burnley in a bid to identify the fan who threw the coin at Drogba.

A statement from Chelsea read: "We welcome Burnley's assistance in trying to help identify the small minority of their support who spoiled a great occasion for their club.

"Although Didier Drogba was hit by an object, that does not excuse his subsequent actions. He also recognises that, has not sought to justify it that way, has sincerely expressed his regret and has apologised for the incident.

"The matter will be dealt with internally by the club after the FA and police processes are completed."

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