Just a few minutes after the Montreal Impact beat rivals Toronto FC 3-2 in their Eastern Conference Championship first leg on Tuesday, the home side released this video thanking one of the biggest stars to ever suit up for the club, Didier Drogba.
So what was the deal? As it turns out, Drogba told assembled reporters after the match that he won't, in fact, be returning to the Impact in 2017.
— Patrick Friolet (@PFrioletRDS) November 23, 2016
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Drogba confirme que son aventure à Montréal se termine. #IMFC— Nicolas A Martineau (@nikmartineauTVA) November 23, 2016
Here's a Periscope that captures his remarks.
So does this mean he's just ending his time in MLS, or is he hanging up his boots for good? Only the future will tell.