((HT: Sky Sports/BPL))
The FA came down with a charge against the West Brom striker for this in the West Ham game before the New Year...
Technically, it was for "...making a gesture alleged to have been "abusive or indecent or insulting or improper"
Anelka maintains that the so-called "quenelle" gesture was "anti-establishment" and not anti-Semitic... and, at least, 5 games hang in the balance for the decision on the appeal...
He has until 1PM east coast time tomorrow to file the paperwork.
"I ask that the FA kindly remove the charges alleged against me," he wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon. "And I repeat, I am neither anti-Semitic nor racist."
He has even submitted a clip through his Twitter feed that backs up his claim from the head of something called the CRIF.
Roger Cukierman, head of the Jewish organisation CRIF (Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions) maintained this point in a recent interview:
Remember, earlier this week West Brom main sponsor Zoopla has withdrawn their interest in keeping the deal after it expires after this season. There was even discussion that Zoopla wanted their named removed from Anelka's kit.
Zoopla's president is Jewish...