Poor old Daniel. He didn’t deserve this.
We’ll be honest, we opened his Instagram post, saw the title saying “Unbelievable”, and then listened to him say he’d just come back from a drugs test. After what happened with Sakho, it sent a brief shiver through our spine…
However, while Daniel is in the clear – he is understandably angry, upset, and frustrated at being left to celebrate on his own.
He even sings a sad little song to mourn his missing “boys”:
It’s really, really poor on UEFA’s part. Why can’t they do the test half an hour or so after the game ends? If a player was guilty of using something, surely it wouldn’t get out of their system that fast?
Anyway. Chin up, Daniel. You scored the vital second goal, played superbly, and we all love you.
Now go and lie down for two weeks!