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Nicolas Anelka denies making 'anti-Semitic' gesture in Premier League game

Friday, 24 January 2014 - 10:20am IST | Place: Johannesburg | Agency: ANI

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West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka has reportedly denied a charge for a racially aggravated gesture during a Premier League game.

A panel of the Football Association (FA) will decide Anelka's guilt and possible sanction for performing the gesture after scoring in a December 28 game against West Ham United.

According to Sport24, the FA stated that Anelka, who is facing a minimum five-game ban, has denied the charge and requested a personal hearing.

Anelka insisted that his use of the gesture, which has been described as an 'inverted Nazi salute', was not anti-Semitic, the report added. 

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