Anelka has slammed the French way of life, insisting he is far happier living in London.
He told 20minutes.fr: "In Spain and England, people who have big cars do not hide. It is not in their minds to react like that.
"But to do so is typically French.
"I do not want to play football and pay 50% of what I earn.
"The money I have, it is for my children. If I can offer them something, I'd go where there is no taxation. That's how I see it.
"If some are shocked, too bad. But France is a hypocritical country."