Anelka has said that his relationship with comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala has improved since he left the club.
Speaking to French newspaper Metro News, Anelka revealed Dieudonne was like a "brother" to him.
When asked what his relationship with Dieudonne, a comedian who claims to be anti-establishment, was like, Anelka said: "Dieudonne was a friend, now he has become a brother!.
"The court (FA disciplinary hearing) asked if he was my friend, I said yes, of course.
"He is a comedian, not a politician. He remains for me the best in France. It was not easy to support someone who was public enemy No 1."
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