CHELSEA striker Nicolas Anelka has expressed sympathy for team-mate Didier Drogba who was given a three-match ban by the Football Association after admitting a charge of violent conduct for throwing a coin into the crowd.
"Didier threw back a coin that supporters had chucked at him. It's not something serious. It's a gesture like any other," Anelka said of the incident in Chelsea's Carling Cup defeat by Burnley.
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