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Drogba apologises for post-match outburst

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has apologised for his outburst after the Champions League semi-final loss to Barcelona on Wednesday. Drogba lost his temper straight after the final whistle and directed his frustrations towards referee Tom Henning Ovrebo but has since apologised.

"I was very upset at what happened during the game, but having seen the pictures on TV I accept that I overreacted," read a Drogba statement on Chelsea's official website.

"I also fully accept that the language I used did not set a good example for those watching at home, especially children. I regret that in the heat of the moment.

"I let out my incredible frustration and disappointment in this way, and for that I apologise."

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