Jan 23, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT
Some are saying the 10-match ban would effectively end his career, as Anelka has talked about retirement for a while. If you have any questions about whether his saluting a comedian friend was anti-Semitic, read this post from our own Steve Davis.
In any event, Anelka will continue to deny responsibility and some are saying a 10-match ban would cause West Bromwich Albion to cancel his contract for misconduct.
‘West Bromwich Albion can confirm that Nicolas Anelka has denied an FA charge regarding the gesture he made after scoring his first goal against West Ham United on December 28.
‘The striker has requested a personal hearing. The club will make no further comment until The FA’s disciplinary process has reached a conclusion.”
Continued troubling times at the Hawthorns…
- Tim Howard taking a break from U.S. international duty 4
- Report: Xabi Alonso heading to Manchester United 6
- Mario Balotelli edging closer to shock $26 million Liverpool switch 16
- Thursday’s Transfer Rumor Roundup: Tiote to Arsenal, Destro to Chelsea 0
- Angel Di Maria gets love from Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Diego Simeone 2
- Jozy Altidore is the happiest he’s ever been, says Gus Poyet 3