Nicolas Anelka was banned for five games for this ‘quenelle’ gesture, described as an ‘inverted Nazi salute’.(Picture: AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
Nicolas Anelka has been accused of being ‘highly unprofessional’ after he seemingly ended his contract with West Bromwich Albion on Twitter.
The Frenchman was banned for five games and handed a £80,000 fine by the FA after it found him guilty of making an quenelle gesture, which is viewed as anti-Semitic, at Upton Park in December.
And today he took to Twitter to say that he had decided to walk out on his three-and-a-half year contract at the Hawthorns.
Anelka wrote in French: ‘Following discussions between the club and me, proposals have been made that I rejoined the group under certain conditions that I cannot accept.
‘Wishing to keep my integrity, so I decided to free myself and to terminate the contract linking me with West…
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