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West Brom's Nicolas Anelka denies Football Association charge, requests personal hearing

Updated: Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 19:31 | Comments

Nicolas Anelka faces a potential five-match ban at least if found guilty
Nicolas Anelka faces a potential five-match ban at least if found guilty

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Nicolas Anelka has requested a personal hearing after denying that his "quenelle" gesture at West Ham was anti-Semitic or racist.

The Football Association has confirmed West Brom striker Anelka is to argue his case at a forthcoming Commission hearing, although no date has yet been scheduled.

Anelka was charged by the FA on 21 January with making a gesture which was abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper after scoring during Albion's 3-3 draw at Upton Park on 28 December.

The FA further alleged it to be an aggravated breach, in that it included a reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or religion or belief.

The Frenchman faces a potential five-match ban at least if found guilty.

 
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