Didier Drogba takes a selfie with Kylian Mbappe a decade after turning one down


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.

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