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Last Updated: Tuesday, 28 March 2006, 10:02 GMT 11:02 UK
Drogba's uncle warns the boo-boys
Chelsea and the Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba
The Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba has come under pressure from Chelsea fans
Didier Drogba's uncle says the Ivory Coast striker could be forced out of the Stamford Bridge club by jeering Chelsea fans.

Despite scoring both goals as Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-0, Drogba was booed by his own fans.

This after going to ground following an innocuous looking clash with Manchester City defender Richard Dunne.

"Didier could leave if he kept hearing whistling from the Chelsea fans," said Drogba's uncle, Michel Goba.

"He is being made to feel very alone at the moment.

"He simply cannot understand how he can be elected man of the match and have some of Chelsea's own supporters turn against him. He is very disappointed by that.

"It's not right that Didier should carry all that people complain about in modern football on his own back.

"It would not surprise me if he looked to go elsewhere in the event some Chelsea fans keep insulting him."

Drogba himself does not understand why he has been singled out for criticism as the row over cheating referees escalates.

Indeed, video replays supported Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho's claim that Drogba was accidentally caught in the eye by a stray finger during the incident with Dunne.

The 28-year-old has been accused of diving on more than one occasion and also scored a goal against City after handling, a week after a strike against Fulham was disallowed for handball.

Despite the controversy, Drogba has netted 13 times for Chelsea this season as Mourinho's side look to clinch back-to-back Premiership titles.

And he has clearly been hurt by the abuse from his own supporters.

Drogba said: "I can understand if they are unhappy when I don't play well, but wherever I play I always give everything for my team, and I always have a lot of respect for my shirt and my club."

Of the handball, he added: "I handled it but this is part of the game.

"I try to score and if the referee sees the handball there is a restart. He didn't see it, so for me it is (part of) the game."

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