About Didier Drogba, from Wikipedia: On 24 January 2007, Drogba was appointed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a Goodwill Ambassador. The UNDP were impressed with his previous charity work and believed that his high profile would help raise awareness on African issues. Drogba’s charity work continued when, in late 2009, he announced he would be donating the 3 million GBP signing on fee for his endorsement of Pepsi for the construction of a hospital in his hometown of Abidjan.
So Mediawatch, you do realise that it just might be possible that when Drogba’s agent says that “Once you are well into your thirties you have to go to a club where you can be certain you’ll be able to pay your bills”, the bills might include the money he foots for all those charities. And when you say “Turn the central heating down, Didier”, it comes across as – support one less charity, and go play for Milan? On a week of looking at things in perspective (RIP Speedy, godbless and thank you), there’s a startling lack of perspective right there on Mediawatch.
Here’s something for the ad-hominem: I am not from Africa. I am an Arsenal fan. Ergo – I severely dislike Drogba the player. But hey, credit where it’s due. He’s one of the good apples. Haven’t really heard stories of Drogba’s womanizing, his bling-bling, his pink car or his drunken disorderlyness either.