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West Brom striker Anelka facing lengthy ban over quenelle gesture

West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka is facing FA punishment for his quenelle gesture.

Anelka is likely to face an FA charge under anti-racism rules, leading to a possible five-match ban, for his anti-Semitic 'quenelle' gesture which he made after scoring against West Ham on December 28.

The timing places more pressure on West Bromwich to drop him for their match against Everton.

Indeed, Baggies boss Pepe Mel is said to want the player dropped until the FA investigation is complete, says the Mail on Sunday.

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