Thursday, January 16, 2014

Kick It Out raise concerns over FA's Nicolas Anelka 'anti-Semitism row' investigation

The Kick It Out anti-racism campaign has criticized the Football Association for the time the governing body is taking to respond to an allegedly anti-Semitic gesture made by Nicolas Anelka.
The West Brom striker appeared to make the gesture in the draw with West Ham on December 28 but the FA are yet to provide updates on their inquiry

The French player made the sign after scoring in West Brom's 3-3 draw with West Ham, however, he denies it was anti-Semetic.
Anelka faces a minimum five-match ban from the FA, with former chairman Lord Triesman calling on the much-travelled striker to apologize for his celebration.

The Kick It Out campaign who originally reported the incident are left frustrated mainly because  the governing body are yet to complete their investigation,.
A statement on their website read: "In spite of requests by Kick It Out for information about the progress of the investigation, there has been total silence from the FA until Friday 10 January.
"The FA then stated that an appointed expert was aiding the investigation and there would be no further update until Monday 20 January at the earliest.