West Brom striker Anelka’s ‘quenelle’ hearing moves into second

The investigation into Nicolas Anelka’s alleged anti-Semitic gesture will continue on into a second day on Wednesday.

The investigation into Nicolas Anelka’s alleged anti-Semitic gesture will continue on into a second day on Wednesday.

The West Bromwich Albion striker is the subject of a disciplinary hearing after he performed a gesture named the ‘quenelle’ during a match against West Ham United on December 28.

The Frenchman is facing a minimum five-match ban under the Football Association’s anti-discrimination laws after he gestured with one hand across on his opposite shoulder and the other hand down by his side, believed to be an inverted Nazi sign.

Anelka has denied any wrongdoing, suggesting the gesture is anti-establishment, rather than against any race or ethnic group.

The hearing is taking place at an undisclosed location and will continue on Wednesday with a final outcome to be known by Friday.

 
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