Anelka: 'I did nothing wrong'

By JC Reporter, January 27, 2014
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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