Nicolas Anelka denies racism with photo of Barack Obama, Jay Z and Beyonce making salute
Tom Rawle — The Star Dec 29, 2013
The French footballer made the ‘quenelle’ sign, said to be a lesser known Nazi salute, after scoring his second goal during the match.
An investigation has since been launched by the Football Association after a huge storm was caused in France.
The 34-year-old now faces a possible ban by the FA who take a zero tolerance approach to racism in the sport.
But the former Arsenal and Chelsea striker has defended his actions on Twitter saying the celebration was a “special dedication” to his friend, French comedian Dieudonne.
He also posted a photo of US President Barack Obama, rapper Jay Z and popstar wife Beyonce posing with the salute.
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