Football: Anelka agrees not to repeat 'quenelle' salute
LONDON 2013 (AFP) - French striker Nicolas Anelka has agreed not to perform the controversial "quenelle" salute that has been linked with anti-Semitism, his club West Bromwich Albion announced on Monday, Dec 30, 2013.
Anelka, 34, sparked a media storm on Saturday when he celebrated the first of his two goals in the 3-3 Premier League draw at West Ham United by putting one arm across his chest and straightening the other.
The gesture, popularised by French comedian Dieudonne, has been described by critics in France as an "inverted Nazi salute", but Anelka insisted on Twitter that it was merely "a dedication" to the comic.
However, with England's Football Association having launched an investigation into the matter, West Brom have asked Anelka not to repeat the gesture.