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FA To Probe Alleged Anelka Anti-Semitic Gesture

posted 28 Dec 2013, 14:19 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 28 Dec 2013, 14:20 ]

The FA is to investigate an alleged anti-Semitic gesture made by West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka

CLAIREFONTAINE, FRANCE  (REUTERS) - The FA is to investigate an alleged anti-Semitic gesture made by West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka during Saturday's (December 28) 3-3 Premier League draw at West Ham United.

An FA spokesman said his organisation would be launching a probe after Anelka's actions provoked widespread criticism.

The former France striker marked the first of his two goals against West Ham with an apparent "quenelle" hand signal made famous by French comedian Dieudonne that is linked to anti-Semitism.

"Anelka's gesture is a shocking provocation, disgusting," said French Sports MinisterValerie Fourneyron on his Twitter feed. "There's no place for anti-Semitism on the football field."


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