An image of Didier Drogba, a former footballer of Chelsea, performing a gesture that resembles an Islamic prayer has gone viral on social media. In the collage of images, Drogba is seated next to another man who is doing the same thing. Several social media users have claimed that Drogba converted from Christianity to Islam.
The image is shared on Facebook with a caption: “Former Ivorian star Didier Drogba converts to Islam.. Oh ALLAH make him steadfast on Islam”
Here’s the link to the above post.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim, and found it to be FALSE.
With a keyword search, we found a report on a Ghana-based website featuring Didier Drogba’s reactions after such posts went viral. According to the report, Drogba has denied reports that he has converted from Christianity to Islam.
We could not find any credible media report corroborating the viral claim.
A tweet by Drogba says: “I haven’t changed religion. This was just me paying respect to my Muslim brothers I was visiting in my village.”
This story is going viral 😅 but I haven’t changed religion.
This was just me paying respect to my Muslim brothers i was visiting in my village. A moment of togetherness.
Much love and blessings to all 🙏🏾
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) November 7, 2022
Thus, it is evident from the above information that the viral claim stating that Didier Drogba has converted to Islam is misleading.
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