London, Oct 23 (ANI): Senegalese footballer El-Hadji Diouf has been cleared of racially abusing a ball boy during a match at Everton last month.
According to The Sun, Merseyside Police investigated the Blackburn star for his conduct in a 3-0 loss on September 20.
He later enraged the Toffees by claiming bananas were thrown at him.
Rovers sources revealed the matter was now closed due to a lack of evidence against Diouf.
But Diouf raged: "People talked about something that never existed, saying I'm a racist. The proof is that the match referee sided with me. Am I a racist? I am a desperado and a bad boy. My manager is proud of me and I'm the leader. El-Hadji Diouf is a star whether you like it or not. I'm happy at Blackburn but Father Christmas could bring me something new!" (ANI)