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Eurovision fan finds ‘proof’ winner was telling truth about not taking drugs

A Eurovision Song Contestant fan is certain they've found evidence which backs claims that musician Daminano David was not taking drugs at the event on Saturday night.

A behind-the-scenes snap shared on social media has supported Eurovision winner's argument that he had not been filmed snorting cocaine during the live BBC broadcast, and was looking at broken glass instead.

Italian group Måneskin became the first group to win the competition in years with their track 'Zitti e Buoni' scoring 524 points, but singer Damiano was forced to deny claims he had been taking cocaine after a clip of him appearing to lean down onto a table was shared online.

Following the grand finale, Damiano spoke in a press conference to explain why he was leaning forward.

One journalist asked: "I have to ask this because there was a sequence during the broadcast when you are seen in the background leaning over the table and seem to be snorting something.

"Online, people are suggesting that you are taking cocaine. What was it?"

Damiano explained: "Thomas [Raggi] broke a glass… I don't use drugs. Please guys, do not say that.

A Twitter user has since shared a photo which shows a broken glass on the floor near the table the Italian band were sitting at, backing up Damiano's denials.

In a post on Instagram, the band said they would happily do a drugs test to prove they hadn't been taking cocaine.

A statement read: "We are really shocked about what some people are saying about Damiano doing drugs.

"We really are AGAINST drugs and we never used cocaine. We are ready to get tested, 'cause we have nothing to hide.

"We are here to play our music and we are so happy about our Eurovision win and we wanna thank everyone for supporting us.

"Rock n roll never dies. We love you."

Eurovision bosses have confirmed that Damiano will take a drugs test amid speculation that he snorted drugs live on-air.

A spokesperson told Express.co.uk: "We are aware of the speculation surrounding the video clip of the Italian winners of the Eurovision Song Contest in the Green Room last night.

"The band have strongly refuted the allegations of drug use and the singer in question will take a voluntary drug test after arriving home.

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"This was requested by them last night but could not be immediately organised by the EBU.

"The band, their management and head of delegation have informed us that no drugs were present in the Green Room and explained that glass was broken at their table and it was being cleared by the singer.

"The EBU can confirm broken glass was found after an on-site check. We are still looking at footage carefully and will update with further information in due course," they concluded.

The band consists of lead singer Damiano David, bassist Victoria De Angelis, guitarist Thomas Raggi and drummer Ethan Torchio.

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