Saturday, November 28, 2015   

(Football) Anelka faces the music over salute
(01-21 17:21)

West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka has been charged after making an allegedly anti-Semitic salute during a recent match, the Football Association announced in London.
The 34-year-old French striker performed the ‘quenelle' salute, putting one arm across his chest and straightening the other, during West Brom's 3-3 draw at West Ham United in the Premier League last month.
“The FA has charged the West Bromwich Albion player Nicolas Anelka following an incident that occurred during the West Ham United versus West Bromwich Albion fixture at the Boleyn Ground on 28 December 2013,'' read a statement published on the FA website.
“It is alleged that, in the 40th minute of the fixture, Anelka made a gesture which was abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper, contrary to FA Rule E3.
“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.''—AFP

Other Sports breaking news:
(Cricket) Black Caps struggle at dinner break (11-27 17:10)
(Swimming) Mitch Larkin sets short course record (11-27 17:06)
(Athletics) Eaton, Dibaba hailed as the best (11-27 14:57)
(Europa League) Liverpool, Schalke advance (11-27 14:53)
(Football) Malaysia’s rejection of Singapore Lions may save league (11-27 14:45)
(Golf) Scott struggles without holing a single birdie (11-27 14:20)
(NFL) Panthers retain unbeaten run (11-27 14:07)
Fijian sevens team on cabin duty during inflight emergency (11-27 13:51)
(Cricket) New Zealand to open innings in pink ball game (11-27 12:32)
(Basketball) Aussie beer tipper evicted from game (11-26 19:46)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.