Kick It Out want quick conclusion to Nicolas Anelka 'quenelle' controversy

Kick It Out want swift Anelka conclusion
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Kick It Out are hopeful of a swift conclusion to the FA case against West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka's 'quenelle' gesture.

Anti-racism group Kick It Out have called for a swift conclusion to the controversy surrounding West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka.

The Football Association has charged the Frenchman over the 'quenelle' gesture he made against West Ham United in December.

The striker could face a minimum five-game ban for the goal celebration, which is alleged to have anti-Semitic connotations.

A statement from Kick It Out said: "The FA has previously demonstrated its commitment to taking effective and swift action to deal with all forms of abusive conduct in football, and has spent a longer time than desirable in order to give careful consideration to the allegations made in this case.

"Kick It Out awaits Anelka's response to the charge before making any further comment. The campaign hopes that this matter can now be quickly concluded."

Anelka has until 6pm on January 23 to respond to the charge.

Nicolas Anelka of West Bromwich Albion in action during the pre season friendly match between Puskas FC Academy and West Bromwich Albion at the Varosi Stadium on July 22, 2013
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