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Chelsea great Drogba: PSG bad boy Aurier needs to be given support

Didier Drogba has jumped to the defence of former Ivory Coast teammate Serge Aurier following the suspension imposed on the defender by Paris Saint-Germain.

Aurier was fined and suspended indefinitely by PSG following a controversial video leaked online where he aimed homophobic slurs at manager Laurent Blanc as well as abusing teammates Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Salvatore Sirigu and Gregory van der Wiel.

It looks like Aurier's career at PSG is now all but over following his comments and there has not been too much sympathy for the 23-year-old.

However, Chelsea great Drogba feels that that the right-back has been unfairly treated and has urged everyone to forgive the defender as he is young and naïve.

Drogba released the following statement on Twitter: "I don't often comment on these things but the way my little brother [Aurier] has been treated over the past few days has really upset me, so I feel the need to say something.

"Yes, he made a mistake, yes, he said things he should not have said, but we have all made mistakes, players (myself included), coaches, managers, referees, club presidents, even the fans! Even the people who are saying he should be 'put in jail'…

"How can young players learn from their mistakes if they are not given proper support and advice?

"Should we not be educating younger players on how to behave, preparing them for a world where social media can make or break your career? Or shall we simply point the finger and ban some players and not others, which simply achieves nothing?"

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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