West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka has been charged by the Football Association over his controversial 'quenelle' goal celebration.

The French striker is facing a minimum five-match ban under new FA rules after the gesture, which some say is an inverted Nazi salute and has anti-Semitic connotations.

Anelka has been charged with making an improper gesture and that it was an aggravated breach, in that it included "a reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or religion or belief."

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