Drogba says sorry for lobbing coin at fans

LONDON - London metropolitan police are investigating an incident involving Chelsea striker Didier Drogba who threw a coin back into the crowd during the League Cup loss to Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

"We are investigating the incident as a whole," a police spokesman said on Thursday. "It's obviously very early stages at the moment."

Drogba had gestured to Burnley fans while celebrating his first goal of the season. Championship Burnley won 5-4 on penalties after the fourth round tie ended 1-1 following extra time.

"I tried to celebrate the goal and I received some things at me," he told the Chelsea website.

"The big mistake I did was to throw it back so if someone was hurt I just want to apologise for it. This is not something I should show in a football match.

"It was an incident in the heat of the moment and I regret it. It was just a mistake and nothing more."

An FA spokesman said the governing body would issue a statement later on Thursday.

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