Anelka expected to accept five game quenelle ban

By Daniel Easterman, March 6, 2014

West Bromwich Albion player Nicolas Anelka will accept the five game ban
handed down to him by the Football Association's independent
disciplinary commission for his antisemitic quenelle gesture, according
to reports.

The Telegraph claimed Anelka and his lawyers had decided to accept the
verdict after receiving the commission's written reasons, which have yet
to be made public.


Hidden cameras show repeated racist abuse

By Daniel Easterman, March 6, 2014

The Community Security Trust has condemned the “totally unacceptable level of antisemitic abuse” revealed by a Channel Four documentary into racism and homophobia in professional football this week.


Anelka suspended by West Bromwich Albion after FA ban

By Daniel Easterman, February 28, 2014

West Bromwich Albion have suspended footballer Nicolas Anelka following the five match ban handed down by the Football Association for his use of the quenelle gesture.

The club said it would not select the player until the FA disciplinary process is completed and the club has concluded its own internal inquiry


Nicolas Anelka banned and fined by FA for quenelle gesture

By Daniel Easterman and Marcus Dysch, February 27, 2014

West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka has been banned by the Football Association for five matches and fined £80,000 for performing an antisemitic quenelle gesture.

The FA said it did not believe the French footballer was antisemitic or had intended to promote antisemitism.


Barrister who represented Michael Jackson and Simon Cowell is defending Anelka

By Daniel Easterman, February 25, 2014

A barrister who has represented Michael Jackson and Simon Cowell is defending Nicolas Anelka at the Football Association disciplinary hearing over his quenelle gesture.


FA Anelka hearing underway

By Daniel Easterman, February 24, 2014

The Football Association's long-awaited hearing into Nicholas Anelka's quenelle gesture is nearing the end of its first week.

The West Bromwich Albion player performed the quenelle, a form of Nazi salute, during a Premier League match last December.

The FA charged the player with making a gesture that was “abusive/ and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper.


A good result on Anelka and Dieudonne

February 6, 2014

Much can change in a month. Last month, the JC highlighted the inaction of the FA, of Kick It Out and of West Bromwich Albion in reaction to Nicolas Anelka’s quenelle salute. From the FA there was only obfuscation. From Kick It Out there was — bizarrely — a threat of legal action against the JC for daring to criticise its refusal to utter a word of condemnation.


Anelka: 'I did nothing wrong'

By JC Reporter, January 27, 2014

West Bromwich Albion footballer Nicolas Anelka has reiterated his belief that he was not at fault when he made his quenelle gesture during a Premier League match last month.

The player is facing a Football Association charge over the gesture, a form of Nazi salute popularised by the antisemitic French comedian Dieudonne.


Mrs Cohen's diary: it's been a double Alex week

January 24, 2014

* My old friend Alex Carlile has been muttering to me this week about the injustice done to Lord Rennard. I agree with him – if they can’t prove that Rennard has been having a crafty grope, why should he own up to it? Personally I think that Rennard would have a much easier time of it if he popped down to the gym.


Hate comedian Dieudonne calls Anelka ‘courageous’

By Daniel Easterman, January 23, 2014

Dieudonne has pledged his full support for Nicolas Anelka in the ongoing row over the footballer’s use of the Nazi-style salute popularised by the antisemitic French comedian.

The comedian, who has been convicted of multiple antisemitic offences in France, said he was “proud” of the West Bromwich Albion striker, calling him “courageous”.