For popular sportsman Didier Drogba football is more than just mass entertainment - it is about honour and doing what is right.
Drogba was at the height of his career when his country, the Ivory Coast, was being destroyed by civil war.
"I left Cote d’Ivoire with a certain image: It was beautiful, its streets were lovely, there was greenery everywhere and people were happy. And when I came back a few years later, I saw a real change. That's when I started asking myself questions," Drogba says.
After Didier Drogba helped the Ivory Coast team qualify for the 2006 World Cup, he challenged President Gbagbo to end the civil war. He made a desperate plea to the combatants, asking them to lay down their arms, a plea which was answered with a ceasefire after five years of civil war.
Drogba says: "Inside, we wanted all that stuff to stop. When you play a match and you're surrounded by rocket-launchers ... okay, that's for the president's security, fine. But you're playing with rocket-launchers everywhere. We wanted to play in a more relaxed atmosphere again. So after that game, we were euphoric, and someone whispered in my ear that it was the right time to put out a message. Then we just improvised."