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Drogba responds to racist abuse

Didier Drogba has hit back at the racist abuse he suffered from Fenerbahce fans in the Istanbul derby against Galatasaray on Sunday.

The former Chelsea striker and fellow Ivorian Emmanuel Eboue were subjected to monkey chants from the crowd as Fener won the match 2-1.

It was also reported that a Fenerbahce fan waved a banana towards him and team-mate Eboue.

"You call me monkey but you cried when Chelsea beat Fenerbahce in 2008, you called me monkey but you jumped in front of your screen when I won the Champions League," Drogba said on Galatasaray's Facebook page.

"You called me monkey but you got mad when I became champion with Galatasaray and the saddest thing is you called me monkey and forgot that you jumped when my 'monkey' brother scored twice yesterday... and you call yourself a true fan? Check all the Galatasaray fans comments and learn from them."

Pierre Webo, the Cameroon international, scored both of Fener's goals.

On Monday, it was confirmed that a Fener fan was killed on the way home from the game after he was attacked by a group reported to be Galatasaray fans.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.