Anelka: 'I did nothing wrong'

By JC Reporter, January 27, 2014
Nicolas Anelka

Nicolas Anelka

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.

Commenting on speculation that he might leave the UK if found guilty, Anelka tweeted: "Thanks to Lazio and all the others clubs who wanted to sign me these last few days.

"See you this summer if I decide to continue, but the question is why should I leave my club and England?

"I'm happy here and I did nothing wrong, so now it's time to stay focused on my football with my club and I will try my best on the pitch like I always do."

Anelka has said he will contest the FA charge. If he loses, he could be banned for a minimum five matches.

Last updated: 10:39pm, January 27 2014