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Drogba and Bosingwa Face Misconduct Charges

  • AP, Friday, May 22, 2009 1:45 PM
UEFA has charged Chelsea's Didier Drogba and Jose Bosingwa with misconduct for insulting the referee after Chelsea's elimination from the Champions League. UEFA has also charged the club with failing to control the players and fans, who threw objects. UEFA said Drogba and Bosingwa breached sportsmanship by making offensive comments about Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo, who denied several appeals for penalties in the semifinal that saw Barcelona advance on a late away goal. UEFA's disciplinary panel will hear the cases June 17. It can ban players from Champions League matches and make Chelsea play behind closed doors.

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