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Chelsea international in hot water after offensive gesture

Chelsea centre-back Papy Djilobodji is in troubled after making a cut-throat gesture during a match in the Bundesliga, where he is on loan at Werder Bremen.

Bremen—currently in the midst of a relegation battle, and under intense pressure in the German top flight—drew 1-1 with high flying Mainz this weekend, with the latter’s hopes of European qualification in jeopardy following a disappointing run of late.

The match—in light of the tension enveloping both clubs—was a cagey and tetchy affair, and things boiled over during an altercation between Djilobodji and Mainz’s Argentina midfielder Pablo De Blasis.

The Senegal international, peering over at De Blasis following a challenge, delivered a cut-throat gesture to the South American, but escaped without a red card.

Speaking after the match, as per Bild, Bremen coach Viktor Skrypnyk admitted that he would accept whatever decision was taken over the Djilobodji affair.

The 27-year-old defender moved to Stamford Bridge in the summer when he left Nantes, but left Stamford Bridge on loan after only six months, having failed to make a mark on the Blues’ first team.

It remains to be seen whether the West African has a long-term future in West London, or if his temporary move to Bremen is just a precursor to a permanent deal.

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