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Football: Anelka hearing continues into second day

Published on Feb 26, 2014 7:03 PM
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West Bromwich Albion's Nicolas Anelka looks on during their English Premier League soccer match against Everton at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England Jan 20, 2014. Nicolas Anelka's disciplinary hearing over his controversial "quenelle" goal celebration went into a second day on Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Nicolas Anelka's disciplinary hearing over his controversial "quenelle" goal celebration went into a second day on Wednesday.

The French striker, now with English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion, faces a minimum five-match ban for making a gesture condemned in France as anti-Semitic after scoring the first of his two goals in a 3-3 draw against West Ham on Dec 28.

However, the 34-year-old has denied the gesture was anti-Semitic and requested a personal hearing.

England's governing Football Association (FA) had confirmed on Monday that the hearing would start on Tuesday but refused to specify a location.

 
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