Didier Drogba and Mido once fought MID-FLIGHT and 'caused turbulence' on plane, reveals ex-Marseille boss Jose Anigo
Both strikers joined the club from Guingamp and Ajax Amsterdam respectively in the 2003-04 season and went onto impress, scoring a combined 41 goals as Marseille reached the UEFA Cup final.
In the quarter-finals against Inter Milan, the French side won the first leg 1-0 at home - but Chelsea legend Drogba was suspended for the return leg, paving the way for Mido to start.
And despite winning the second leg by the same scoreline at the San Siro, the two strikers engaged in a furious row on the flight home, as recounted by Anigo.
"We had a very good first leg match where we could have taken shelter," Anigo told RMC Sport.
"We left there with a small goal in advance, it was not easy. And in addition, Drogba was suspended for this return match. We had to restart Mido, who had completely dropped out because he did not play and because he was not easy to manage on a daily basis.
"The problem was his lifestyle: overweight, not always on time. He lived professionalism a bit like he wanted to do it. He was not unpleasant, even smiling, but when he did not play he came to see you and it was very tense. It was often very limited.
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"We were coming back from a European Cup match, Mido had strange jokes. He joked around with the air hostess, and Didier didn't like it, he went for Mido, then things got heated.
"I can tell you that the plane moved. There were turbulences. It was very hot. They were two heavyweights. They were friends, but in the moment it was very, very hot."
Both players were sold after just one season, with Drogba going on to win everything in English football with Chelsea - as well a Champions League title in 2012
Mido went onto play for 11 clubs in seven different countries but never found as much success as his former teammate.
Didier Drogba and Mido once had a bust-up during a flight that caused turbulence on a plane, former Marseille boss Jose Anigo has revealed.