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Sunday 19 November 2017

Anelka is clearly showing signs of stupidity

West Bromwich Albion's Nicolas Anelka
West Bromwich Albion's Nicolas Anelka
Vincent Hogan

Vincent Hogan

NICOLAS ANELKA protests that he is not anti-Semitic and that his use of the so-called 'quenelle gesture' after scoring against West Ham was, instead, some harmlessly vague anarchic salute.

So let's, for a moment, give him the benefit of that doubt then.

The Frenchman has a problem, he suggests, with what is loosely termed "the system", rather than Jews.

Just one issue with that.

You are paid £50,000 a week to score goals for West Brom and, three and a half months and 21 games into the season, you finally get your first. And your immediate instinct is to deliver some odd message of unity with the common man?

Anelka may or may not be anti-Semitic, but he is clearly congenitally stupid.

Irish Independent

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