Former coach reveals Didier Drogba and ex-Spurs man had a mid-flight brawl

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Former Marseille coach, Jose Anigo, has now revealed that Didier Drogba once had a bust-up with ex-Spurs man, Mido, aboard a flight back from a match.

Drogba and Mido were teammates at Marseille during the 2003/04 campaign and then later came up against each other in the Premier League at Chelsea and Spurs respectively.

Anigo revealed that Mido was prone to playing some bizarre jokes on people during his time at Marseille, including one mid-flight on a stewardess.

Droga apparently took offence to this particular prank and things became heated between him and Mido, with Anigo even claiming that the brawl caused turbulence.

Anigo recalled (RMC Sport as relayed by The Scottish Sun):  “There was an altercation between Drogba and Mido on board a plane.

“We were coming back from a European tie. Mido used to play some bizarre jokes. He played one on the stewardess, and Didier didn’t appreciate it.

“He remonstrated with Mido, and things became very heated between the two of them. We were up in the air, and I can tell you the plane shook! They caused turbulence.

“They were a couple of heavyweights. Normally they were friends, but at that point, tempers flared between them.”

Mido played 63 games for Tottenham between 2004 and 2007 before moving to Middlesbrough. In that time, he managed 20 goals for the Lilywhites (Wikipedia).

Meanwhile, Drogba became somewhat of a Premier League legend across his eight seasons with Chelsea, racking up 341 appearances across all competitions and 157 goals (Wikipedia).

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