Anelka denies FA’s quenelle charge

FOOTBALL: West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka has denied a Football Association charge which followed his “quenelle” gesture made after scoring against West Ham in December. The Frenchman has requested a personal hearing and faces a minimum five-match ban if found guilty. Anelka is adamant the gesture was made in support of performer Dieudonne and is not anti-Semitic.