22 Jan 2014

Anelka charged by FA

5:38 am on 22 January 2014

England's Football Association has charged Nicolas Anelka for making an anti-Semitic gesture after scoring for West Bromwich Albion against West Ham United in the Premier League last month.

The FA charged the former France international for making an abusive, indecent, insulting or improper gesture.

34-year-old Anelka has denied he used the alleged quenelle salute in any derogatory way.

Under FA rules Anelka remains available for first-team selection until the FA's disciplinary process has reached its conclusion.