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FILE - This Saturday Dec. 28, 2013 file photo shows West Bromwich Albion's Nicolas Anelka, right, as he gestures to celebrate his goal against West Ham United during their English Premier League soccer match at Upton Park, London. The English Football Association has banned Nicolas Anelka for five games after finding the West Bromwich Albion striker guilty of causing racial offense with a goal celebration deemed anti-Semitic. Anelka had denied that his use of the gesture, which is known in France as a "quenelle" and has been described as an "inverted Nazi salute," was anti-Semitic in a Premier League match in December. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

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FILE - This Saturday Dec. 28, 2013 file photo shows West Bromwich Albion's Nicolas Anelka, right, as he gestures to celebrate his goal against West Ham United during their English Premier League soccer match at Upton Park, London. West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka was charged by the English Football Association on Tuesday Jan 21, 2014 for performing a racially aggravated gesture considered to be anti-Semitic while celebrating a Premier League goal. The gesture, which is known in France as a "quenelle" and has been described as an "inverted Nazi salute," was performed by Anelka in the Dec. 28 game against West Ham. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

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West Bromwich Albion's Nicolas Anelka controls the ball during their English Premier League soccer match against Everton at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. West Bromwich Albion is losing its main sponsor in the fallout from Nicolas Anelka celebrating a Premier League goal with a gesture considered to be anti-Semitic (AP Photo/PA, David Davies) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

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Everton's Leighton Baines, right, and West Bromwich Albion's Nicolas Anelka battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, David Davies) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

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FILE - This is a Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. file photo of West Bromwich Albion's Nicolas Anelka, right, as he gestures to celebrates his goal against West Ham United during their English Premier League soccer match at Upton Park, London. It's caught on like a dance move one hand pointing downward, the other touching the shoulder with arm across the chest. But for many, the gesture is a hateful, anti-Semitic code. France’s top security official wants the entertainer who popularized it banned from the stage. Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, who has performed for more than two decades and has a small but faithful following, contends the gesture, dubbed the quenelle, is no more than an anti-system sign, the equivalent of "shove it." Soccer star Nicolas Anelka used it on Saturday Dec. 28to celebrate a goal, and basketball star Tony Parker did likewise. Both said they did not understand it was an anti-Semitic gesture. Parker said in his mea culpa contained in a statement released by the San Antonio Spurs that he "thought it was part of a comedy act." (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)