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March 14, 2014 8:30 pm

Controversial Soccer Star Anelka Quits Premier League Team

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Nicolas Anelka performing the quenelle salute after scoring a goal on December 28, 2013. Photo: Screenshot.

Nicolas Anelka performing the quenelle salute after scoring a goal on December 28, 2013. Photo: Screenshot.

BBC – Nicolas Anelka has said on Twitter that he has quit Premier League side West Brom with “immediate effect”.

The French striker, 35, was banned for five games and fined £80,000for making a ‘quenelle’ gesture after scoring against West Ham on 28 December. He said: “In order to preserve my integrity, I’ve terminated my contract with West Brom with immediate effect.”

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