Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

FA charges Anelka over 'quenelle' salute  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 22/01/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Arab News) LONDON: The Football Association charged Nicolas Anelka on Tuesday for making a “quenelle” salute after scoring for West Bromwich Albion against West Ham United in the Premier League last month

The gesture is widely regarded as being anti-Semitic and the FA charged the former France international under Rule E3 for “making an abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper gesture.

“It is further alleged that this is an aggravated breach, as defined in FA Rule E3 in that it included a reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or religion or belief,” the FA said in a statement

Anelka, 34, who has denied he used it in any derogatory way, has until 1800 GMT on Thursday to respond to the charge, which carries a minimum five-game ban

West Brom said the player had received a 34-page document explaining the allegations against him

“Under FA rules Anelka remains available for first-team selection until the FA’s disciplinary process has reached its conclusion. Following this the club will conclude its own internal enquiry,” Albion said in a statement

Whether the FA find him guilty or not, the gesture has already had repercussions

Zoopla, a property market search engine co-owned by businessman Alex Chesterman, announced on Monday they would not be renewing their three million pounds (4.93 million) Albion shirt sponsorship at the end of the season because of Anelka’s actions

“Zoopla has been reviewing its position over the past few weeks in light of the actions of striker Nicolas Anelka during the match against West Ham over the Christmas period and has decided to focus its attention on other marketing activities after this season,” the company said

Dr. Moshe Kantor, the president of the European Jewish Congress, expressed satisfaction that Anelka had been charged

“We are happy that the FA has correctly concluded that Anelka’s quenelle salute falls under the guidelines of what constitutes a racist and offensive gesture,” Kantor said in a statement

“We hope that the FA will give Anelka the strongest punishment possible and in line with similar punishments for other football players who made racist and offensive gestures or comments

“The FA must send a very strong message that offenses made against the Jewish community should be treated in the same away as offenses against any other minority.” The striker celebrated the first of his two goals against West Ham in a 3-3 draw at Upton Park with the “quenelle,” made famous by French comedian Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala as an anti-establishment salute

The comedian is a friend of Anelka’s



Bromwich hel



Spaniard Pepe Mel’s first match as manager of West Bromwich Albion ended in a 1-1 Premier League draw with Everton at the Hawthorns on Monday as the controversy engulfing Nicolas Anelka took a new twist

Diego Lugano’s first goal in English football, a powerful 75th minute header, earned West Brom a share of the spoils after visitors Everton, who would have gone into the Champions League places with a victory, had taken a first-half lead through Kevin Mirallas

The result saw West Brom move four points clear of the relegation zone and left Everton five in front of reigning champions Manchester United, managed by their former boss David Moyes

Mel, brought in to replace the sacked Steve Clarke, saw the hours before the match dominated by the latest development in the Anelka ‘quenelle’ gesture row.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 May 6 2015 - HE the Chief of Staff Meets French CommanderQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) HE the Chief of Staff of the Qatari Armed Forces Major General (Pilot) Ghanim bin Shaheen Al Ghanim met Wednesday with Chief of Staff of the visiting French Army General Jean-Pierre ...

 May 6 2015 - Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Meets Qatari AmbassadorQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia, Ranko Ostojic, met here on Wednesday with Qatar's Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia, HE Sheikha Moza ...

 May 6 2015 - Pakistani Army Chief of General Staff Meets Qatar's AmbassadorQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Pakistan Army Chief of General Staff Rashid Mahmood met here today with HE Qatar's Ambassador to Pakistan Saqr bin Mubarak Muhammad Saqr Al Mansouri. Talks during the meeting focused ...

 May 6 2015 - Advisory Council's Services Committee MeetsQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) The Advisory Council's Services and Public Facilities committee on Wednesday held its first meeting during the council's 43rd regular session under the chairmanship of its rapporteur ...

 May 6 2015 - Municipality Minister Meets Tunisian Environment MinisterQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) HE Minister of Municipality and Urban Planning Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Khalifa Al-Thani on Wednesday met at his office with Tunisian Minister of Environment and Sustainable ...

 May 6 2015 - HE State Defense Minister Holds Meetings in TurkeyQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) HE Minister of State for Defense Affairs Major-General Hamad bin Ali Al Attiyah met Wednesday with Turkish Minister of Defense Ismet Yilmaz on the sidelines of the International ...

 May 6 2015 - Minister of Justice Meets Heads of GCC DelegationsQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) HE the Minister of Justice Dr. Hassan bin Lahdan Al Mohannadi met here on Wednesday with the heads of delegations participating in the first meeting of GCC officials for family ...

 May 6 2015 - Dubai's Jumeirah Group logs 5.2 percent revenue growth in 2014MENAFN
(MENAFN) Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based hotel developer, recorded a revenue growth of 5.2 percent for 2014, marking a decline from the 8 percent reported a year ago, Arabian Business ...

 May 6 2015 - Two dead, 8 injured in Azraq - JordanJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Two citizens were killed and eight injured when two cars collided in Azraq town, north-east the Kingdom, Civil Defense Directorate said.Rescue teams in Zarqa governorate ...

 May 6 2015 - Israel test launches missile propulsion systemJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Israel tested a ballistic propulsion system for a satellite delivery Tuesday morning.A statement by the Defense Ministry said that the launch, conducted over central ...

more...


 






Google

Arab Advisors_12th convergence conf

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help