Footballer Didier Drogba is taking legal actions against UK news website, Daily Mail, over a story published yesterday in which his foundation was accused of diverting funds raised to help build hospitals and educate less-privileged African children.
In the publication, Daily Mail wrote that Didier’s charity, which is majorly supported byPrincess Beatrice and David Beckham, is under investigation by the UK Charity Commission, after it was allegedly discovered that only about 1% of the money raised for charitable works in Africa by the foundation has been used for charitable works.
According to the report, stars, royals and businessmen have donated more than £1.7 million to the Didier Drogba foundation. But allegedly only £14,115 has gone to what it was meant for.
Now the Foundation is being accused of declining to reveal whether the star paid UKincome tax on these sponsorship payments, made over six years while he was with Chelsea football club and living in a £7 million mansion in Surrey.
Drogba, in a statement released via social media, said these allegations are untrue and that he will continue with his charitable works.
Below is Drogba’s statement…
Statement : pic.twitter.com/RP1dUd73Rb
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) April 14, 2016
Drogba may not currently be a Chelsea player, but he’s a club legend and there has been rumour that at some point in the next 12 months, he will be back at the Bridge in some capacity.