Jewish, Muslim and political groups in France are pushing for the Premier League’s ban of Nicolas Anelka for his recent on-field antics, which are being accused of being offensive towards Jewish people.

Via Fox Sports:

After scoring the first of his two goals in a 3-3 draw at West Ham on Saturday, Anelka performed a ”quenelle,” a controversial gesture used by French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala and described as an inverted Nazi salute. It involves pointing one straightened arm downward while touching that arm’s shoulder with the opposite hand.

Kantor said ”this salute is merely a lesser known Nazi salute and we expect the same kind of punishment to be handed down by the authorities as if Anelka had made the infamous outstretched arm salute.”

Despite seemingly caught red-handed, Anelka has denied the allegations. Watch the live-action video on the next page to determine if he needs a better alibi or not.

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