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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)

    FA ban Anelka for 5 games over quenelle gesture

    Nicolas Anelka was banned for five games by the English Football Association on Thursday and immediately suspended by West Bromwich Albion for a racially aggravated goal celebration.


  • 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)

    FA bans player 5 games for anti-Semitic gesture

    The English Football Association has given West Bromwich Albion player Nicolas Anelka a five-game ban and $133,000 fine after finding him guilty of causing racial offense with a goal celebration deemed anti-Semitic.


  • 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)

    FA bans Anelka 5 games for anti-Semitic gesture

    Nicolas Anelka was banned for five games by the English Football Association on Thursday and immediately suspended by West Bromwich Albion for a racially aggravated goal celebration.


  • French comic with disputed gesture is defiant

    A French comic whose gesture touched off allegations of anti-Semitism and prompted a government ban on his shows is defiant, saying the "quenelle" has nothing to do with the Nazi salute.


  • Everton's Romelu Lukaku, right, and West Bromwich Albion's Nicolas Anelka embrace while warming up during the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Everton at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England, Monday. Jan. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, David Davies) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Anelka denies FA racism charge over gesture

    West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka will face an English Football Association disciplinary hearing after formally denying a racism charge for celebrating a goal with a gesture deemed anti-Semitic.


  • 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)

    Column: FA is right to ban gesture from football

    Give anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred an inch and they will try to take a mile. So football authorities in England are right to stamp out a salute being used to bait Jews in neighboring France, before it takes root in the English game.


  • West Brom loses sponsor over Anelka's gesture

    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.


  • West Brom loses sponsor over anti-Semitic gesture

    West Bromwich Albion is losing its main sponsor because of Nicolas Anelka's goal celebration with a gesture considered anti-Semitic.


  • Spurs' Parker apologizes for 'quenelle' gesture

    San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker apologized Monday for a newly surfaced photograph that shows him making the same gesture with anti-Semitic connotations that French soccer star Nicolas Anelka displayed while celebrating a goal this weekend, creating an uproar in their home country.


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