Jan 23, 2014, 2:58 PM EST
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…
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- Bob Bradley’s talks with a Swedish club have broken down; Staying at Stabaek? 0
- UEFA Champions League roundup: Chelsea win group, Man City’s late show, classy PSG 0
- Manchester City 3-2 Bayern Munich: Aguero’s hat trick hands Citizens lifeline 4
- Schalke 0-5 Chelsea: Blues with an untouchable performance against old boss 0
- Lionel Messi breaks Raul’s record for Champions League goals (video) 0