Didier Drogba finally fulfilled a 10-year debt to Kylian Mbappe on Monday night by taking a selfie with the PSG striker at the Ballon d’Or awards.
The Chelsea legend revealed that he denied a then 10-year-old Mbappe a picture after a Champions League semi-final with Barcelona in 2009.
But Drogba refused, as he was incensed with referee Tom Henning Ovrebo’s performance as the Blues were knocked out by a last minute Andres Iniesta goal.
Drogba, hosting the 2019 awards show, said on stage: ‘Ten years ago after a match, a child came to me and wanted to take a picture.
‘That day I said no because of the result [and the refereeing]. I learned that the child was Kylian Mbappe. I want to pay my debt now.’
He then proceeded to ask the entire audience to stand and get in the back of a selfie, in a similar manner to American TV host Ellen DeGeneres’ famous selfie from the 2014 Oscars.
As Drogba stands alongside Mbappe and co-host Sandy Heribert, a host of world stars can be seen in the crowd behind.