The former Ivory Coast international Drogba has also hit back at the doctors who made controversial statements about the continent during a TV broadcast
Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba has joined the likes of Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba in denouncing the remarks of two French medical practitioners who said on television the vaccine that would be effective in treating coronavirus should first be tested in Africa.
Professors Jean-Paul Mira and Camille Locht made the assertions on French channel LCI, and this didn’t go down well with the likes of Eto’o and Ba, who considered the comments racist.
Drogba joined during a nd hit out at the medical practitioners in a series of tweets calling African leaders to guard the continent’s image.
“It is inconceivable that we continue to accept this. Africa is not a laboratory,” he said.“I strongly denounce these serious, racist and contemptuous remarks!
“Help us save lives in Africa and stop the spread of this virus which is destabilizing the whole world, instead of considering ourselves as guinea pigs.
“It’s absurd! African leaders have a responsibility to protect people from these heinous plots ”