Didier Drogba leaves with his flag cape and big, shiny parting gift. (Getty)
After a few days of intensified speculation and rumors, Didier Drogba brought a relatively swift end to the guessing over his future and announced he will leave Chelsea when his contract ends in June.
"Winning the game was the turning point, " he said. "That's why I decided - we made history all together and I want people to remember that - and I think that's the best time to move on."
As sad as it is to see him go, Drogba really didn't have anything left to prove after winning the Champions League. He scored 157 goals in 338 matches for Chelsea, won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups (becoming the only player to score in four FA Cup finals), two Carling Cups and two golden boot awards. He successfully vanquished all disgraces and accomplished everything he could've hoped, so now it's time for something new.
Here's Didier's parting message to his fans...
And now, here is Kitier Katba's parting message to all of his fans...
"I guess this is goodbye. I'd thank all of you like Didier did, but you never gave me chicken nuggets as often as I wanted them so the vast majority of you can shove it. I will definitely miss Katou the least, though. He and his owner, Salomon Kalou, were a constant, unrelenting annoyance to Didier and I. For example, Salomon decided to shave matching giant bugs into his hair and Katou's fur for the Champions League final. It was the dumbest thing I've ever seen, but he loved it and tried to convince Didier to do the same thing, totally ignoring the fact that Didier's hair is a work of art and my fur is filled with cheese dust that I lick up whenever I need a snack. That was an ignorant f***ing disgrace. Anyway, he's all Daniel Purridge's problem now. See you around, boners."
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